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Day of Prayer

Praying for Vocations to the Priesthood

At the beginning of his recent visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families, Pope Francis reminded us that, "The Church is, in a real way, a family among families, and senses the need to support families in their efforts to respond faithfully and joyfully to their God-given vocation in society." Every parish is a family of families and we believe that this initiative is a timely opportunity to support the call to priesthood in our parishes, in our families and in the hearts of those whom God might be calling to this path, especially in these challenging times.

We encourage all parishes to invite their parishioners to gather for one hour to pray for vocations to the priesthood. We are suggesting a time of 7.30 - 8.30pm - however, this can be adapted to whatever time might suit your parish. This is a wonderful opportunity to involve your Parish Pastoral Council, youth groups, local schools, music groups, choir, prayer groups, branches of St. Joseph's Young Priests' Society, etc. in order to make this diocese-wide time a very special one in the life of your parish and the diocese.

You'll find many useful resources below.
Family Holy Hour for Vocations.pdf
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Invocation for Priesthood and Religious Life.pdf
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StepsForAHolyHour_CatholicLink.pdf
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The Way of the Cross for Vocations.pdf
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Holy Hour and Adoration for Vocations_USCCB.pdf
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Mass for Vocations to Holy Orders.pdf
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Sacred Scripture for Holy Hour.pdf
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Vocation Prayer Service (Omaha)_2.pdf
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Praying for Vocations_Sorrowful Mysteries.pdf
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Resources for Children

Pray-for-Vocations-Worksheet-free-download-from-Vianney-Vocations.pdf
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May 2019_Children's Page.pdf
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A Child's Prayer for Vocations.pdf
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4-9 Vocations Lessons 1 & 2.docx
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4-9 Worksheet_By Our Actions We Bring Peace.pdf
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4-9 Worksheet_You Belong to Me.pdf
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9-12 Vocations Lessons 1& 2.docx
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9-12 Worksheet_Gifts.pdf
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9-12 Worksheet_Vocations Wordsearch.pdf
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12-14 Vocations Lessons 1 & 2_1.docx
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12-14 Worksheet_Listen.pdf
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