Good Shepherd Sunday

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Today,  the 4th Sunday of Easter,  is Good Shepherd Sunday.  It is also the day that has been designated by our Church as

“The World Day of Prayer for Vocations.”

On this day, the Catholic Church asks us to pray for vocations to the priestly life.

Without priests,

the physical presence of Jesus would be absent from our world.

Through the consecrated hands of the priest,

ordinary bread and wine are consecrated,

and become the body, blood, soul and divinity of our Lord and Savior,

Jesus Christ,

the Second Person of the Triune God.

Please join us in praying for vocations now.

St. Faustina’s Prayer for Priests

“O my Jesus, I beg You on behalf of the whole Church: Grant it love and the light of Your Spirit, and give power to the words of Priests so that hardened hearts might be brought to repentance and return to You, O Lord. Lord, give us holy Priests; You yourself maintain them in holiness. O Divine and Great High Priest, may the power of Your mercy accompany them everywhere and protect them from the devil’s traps and snares which are continually being set for the soul of Priests.

May the power of Your mercy, O Lord, shatter and bring to naught all that might tarnish the sanctity of Priests, for You can do all things.”

~~St. Faustina’s Diary #1052

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