April 22 – World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Prayer Card Jesus Prayer for Vocations

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued this call: “World Day of Prayer will be observed on Sunday, April 22nd, also known as Good Shepherd Sunday.  The purpose of this day is to publically fulfill the Lord’s instruction to, “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest” (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2).  Please pray that young men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord’s call to the priesthood, diaconate, religious life, societies of apostolic life or secular institutes. You can find many resources to promote a culture of vocations on the USCCB Vocations webpage (www.usccb.org/vocations).”

Please click on this link for a reproducible Prayer Card for Vocations in a pdf format that can be reprinted for distribution to Parishioners.

National Religious Vocation Conference’s website has additional resources to assist parishes in preparing for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations – click here.