Monday, April 30, 2007
World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Yesterday was the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. You can read Pope Benedict's Message by following this link to the Vatican Website.
The fourth Sunday of Easter is known as Good Shepherd Sunday (from the Gospel that is read on this day). In this sermon Fr Christopher Mahar explains the association of the Good Shepherd with prayer for vocations. He also expresses his joy at serving God's people as a priest (Fr Mahar was ordained on the Feast of St Josemaria Escriva, 2004).
I don't get Sunday papers because there's never time to read them, but I was pleased to have my attention drawn to the online Sunday Telegraph where Fr Paul Embery, director of the National Office for Vocations, was able to get this excellent little article placed. NoV have produced a website for those thinking about priesthood. You can follow this link to Called Today. Here's an appreciative post on the site from across the pond. And here's another one from a former atheist.