Tuesday, January 6, 2015

This Year 2015 this blog dedicated to Pray for and Encourage Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life for Ireland and to Authentic Catholic Renewal in our Church

Link for above video:  Ascension Press - I will Follow

Let us today begin to pray for Holy Vocations to the Priesthood for Ireland especially.  Pray for your Diocese, your Bishop and your Priests.  Encourage and pray for all young men in your Parish.  Don't push the faith on them, give witness, invite them to retreats, days of Prayer, provide retreats in your Parish, provide Days of Prayer for young people, encourage more Confession, show a good video on the Saints, the Church, the Priesthood in your Parish, have a Holy Hour of Adoration devoted to Priests and Vocations. Light a candle each day to the Lord of all Creation, who continues to call men to the Priesthood.  Give Him the chance to get through to them. Pray the Rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and to the Saints to send more men to the harvest.  Have the Holy Mass offered for this intention also.  There are so many ways to pave the way for the Lord to reach those He is calling and it is up to each of us to make an effort to do something through prayer and action for the Church and ultimately for Christ and His work of salvation.

Prayer for Vocations from St. John Paul II

Lord Jesus, as you once called the first disciples to make them fishers of men, let your sweet invitation continue to resound: Come follow me!
Give young men and women the grace of responding quickly to your voice. Support our bishops, priests, and consecrated people in their apostolic labor.
Grant perseverance to our seminarians and to all those who are carrying out the ideal of a life totally consecrated to your service.
Awaken in our community a missionary eagerness. Lord, send workers to your harvest and do not allow humanity to be lost for the lack of pastors, missionaries, and people dedicated to the cause of the Gospel.

Mary, Mother of the Church, the model of every vocation, help us to say “yes” to the Lord who calls us to cooperate in the divine plan of salvation. Amen.

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