Every year, World Day of Prayer for Vocations falls on Good Shepherd Sunday. We see in Jesus, the Good Shepherd, the heart of every calling. He says, “A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” The mission of Jesus culminated in his self-sacrificing love. He gave himself so that we might live. This is the great mystery of love present in the Eucharist:
“This is my body, given up for you. This is my blood, poured out for you.” Everyone is called, and everyone has a vocation in the Church.
Acts 13:14, 43-52 We are now turning to the gentiles
Ps 99: 1-3, 5 R. We are his people the sheep of his flock
Rev 7: 9, 14-17 The Lamb who is at the throne will be their shepherd and will lead them to springs of living water.
Alleluia, alleluia! I am the good shepherd says the Lord; I know my sheep, and mine know me. Alleluia.
John 10:27-30 I give my sheep eternal life.
Reflect on the Scriptures
Homily Studio podcast for a 30-minute conversation about the scriptures for next Sunday. HERE
Download Serenity prayer and Prayer of Abandonment HERE
Download Six prayers for vocations HERE
World Day of Prayer for Vocations HERE
How to discern your Vocation pdf HERE
A reminder too that:
'Everyone is called, and everyone has a vocation in the Church.' Cardinal Cupich
Download a Prayer for All in Ministry HERE
Joe Green commissioned as Lay Pastoral Leader
by Cardinal John Dew.