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Religious Vocations

In a special way, let us pray for each of our young people who are still discerning the vocation to which God is calling him or her.  Pray for those God is calling to serve the Church as priests and consecrated religious that they might serve well as signs of God's kingdom here on earth. Pray for those whom God is calling to the vocation of marriage that they might serve their spouses and their families well.  Pray for those God is calling to the committed single life that they might serve well however God calls them.  Pray that all may have peaceful hearts and strong faith to answer the call with courage, perseverance, and the support of their family and friends and this community.  

A Prayer for Vocations

O God, Father of all Mercies,
Provider of a bountiful Harvest,

send Your Graces upon those
You have called to gather the fruits of Your labor;
preserve and strengthen them in their lifelong service of you.

Open the hearts of Your children
that they may discern Your Holy Will;
inspire in them a love and desire to surrender themselves
to serving others in the name of Your son, Jesus Christ.

Teach all Your faithful to follow their respective paths in life
guided by Your Divine Word and Truth.
Through the intercession of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary,
all the Angels, and Saints, humbly hear our prayers
and grant Your Church's needs, through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

What is discernment?

“Discernment” is the process of making decisions in which we involve God and our faith. Important questions such as “What am I to do with my life?” should not be made lightly. Rather, as Christians, we should always be seeking to know the will of God and how to follow that will in our lives. 

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Are you Being Called to a Religious Vocation?

Is Jesus asking you to help make His presence visible in a world desperately in need of faith, hope and love?  Are you having thoughts and feelings about becoming a priest, brother or sister?  Nothing is more important than discovering and living God’s will. 

For Educators (teachers and catechists)