Good Shepherd Sunday 2021
Day of Prayer for Vocations
“God has created me to do him some definitive service; he has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another. I have my mission.”
St John Henry Newman
Today, Sunday 25th April 2021, we celebrate Good Shepherd Sunday and mark this with a day of prayer for Vocations to the religious life. Please follow the links below for more information.
SIGNS OF A VOCATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD
For many of us, it is not immediately clear who God is calling us to be and what path he wants us to follow. Finding the right path takes patience, time, prayer and discernment. The thoughts of priesthood will not come and go in a matter of minutes if that is the way of life God is calling you to embrace. But you might ask: how do I know if God is calling me to be a priest? Here are a few signs that suggest He might be:
if you desire to be a priest;
feel an attraction to the person and message of Jesus Christ;
if you love the Church;
if you love people;
if you love prayer;
if someone has mentioned the possibility of a vocation and it struck a chord.
MESSAGE FROM HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
FOR THE 2021 WORLD DAY OF VOCATIONS
If you feel you have been called to the priesthood or a religious life, please contact your local priest or the Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr. Ultan McGoohan; email him at firstname.lastname@example.org