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World Day of Prayer for Vocations

World Day of Prayer for Vocations, instituted by Pope Paul VI in 1963, is celebrated every year on Good Shepherd Sunday, which falls on May 8 this year.

 

"The purpose of observing this day is to publicly fulfill the Lord’s instruction to

‘Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest.’

As a climax to a prayer that is continually offered throughout the Church, it affirms the primacy of faith and grace in all that concerns vocations to the priesthood and to the consecrated life” (USCCB).

 

While appreciating all vocations, the Church concentrates its attention this day on vocations

to the ordained ministries, religious life, societies of apostolic life, secular institutes, and missionary life.

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