World Day of Prayer for Vocations - April 29

Published
April 23, 2012

Feeling called to the priesthood or religious life in the Church? Maybe have questions about priestly or religious life? April 29 is NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS. We as follows of Christ have a responsibility to invite young people to consider discerning the priesthood or religious life. Check out the website below, sponsored by the United States Bishops' Conference. Consider asking someone you know if they are called to ministry in the Church.

Also, please pray for the following women and men who are preparing for vocations to religious life or ordained ministry in the Diocese of Rochester:

  • For the women preparing for religious life: Laura, Melissa, and Anita with the Sisters of St. Joseph. For information: www.ssjrochester.org.

  • For Jennifer and Nordia with the Sisters of Mercy. For information: www.mercynyppaw.org

  • For Joseph and Isaac who are in formation with our Cistercians at the Abbey of the Genesee. For information: geneseeabbey.org

  • For Joseph and John in formation with the Benedictines at Mount Saviour Monastery in Elmira. For information: www.msaviour.org

  • For Daniel, Michael, David, Thomas, John, Edward, Matthew, and Elmer preparing to be ordained permanent deacons this June. For information: www.dor.org/index.cfm/vocations/the-diaconate

  • For Michael, Peter, Sergio, and David preparing to be ordained transitional deacons this year.

  • For our seminarians - Andrew, Dominic, Oscar, Tony, Carlos, Michael, Jorge, Peter, Michael, Justin, Daniel, Frank, Michael, Jeff, Matt, Carlos, Andrew, and Erick. For information: www.dor.org/index.cfm/vocations/becoming-a-priest/

May they all persevere in their vocational discernment and may we all be open to hearing God's call to holiness for our own lives.

For more information, please see:
http://www.usccb.org/vocations