Vocations Sunday - May the Lord send labourers who say 'yes'
The World Day of Prayer for Vocations is marked on Sunday 7 May 2017.
The Diocese of Meath has 4 seminarians at the moment; two are studying in Maynooth and two are studying in Rome.
If you require any further information about vocations in the Diocese of Meath, please contact Fr Joe Campbell (041 9834958) or Fr Shane Crombie (057 9321587).
In his message for World Day of Prayer for Vocations, the Pope Francis reflects on the missionary dimension of our Christian calling.
The Holy Father explains that, “to be a missionary disciple means to share actively in the mission of Christ.”
Pope Francis describes how “the questions lurking in human hearts and the real challenges of life can make us feel bewildered, inadequate and hopeless.” But he goes on to say, “if we contemplate the risen Jesus walking alongside the disciples of Emmaus we can be filled with new confidence.”
The Pope says that, “it is important to let the Gospel teach us the way of proclamation.” “The seed of the Kingdom”, he adds, “however tiny, unseen and at times insignificant, silently continues to grow, thanks to God’s tireless activity.”
Concluding his message the Holy Father underlines that, “there can be no promotion of vocations apart from constant prayer".
Prayer for Vocations
Lord of the Harvest, bless young people with the gift of courage to respond to your call. Open their hearts to great ideas, to great things.
Inspire all of your disciples to mutual love and giving – for vocations blossom in the good soil of faithful people.
Instill those in religious life, parish ministries, and families with the confidence and grace to invite others to embrace the bold and noble path of a life consecrated to you.
Unite us to Jesus through prayer and sacrament, so that we may cooperate with you in building your reign of mercy and truth, of justice and peace.