World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Sunday April 21 is World Day of Prayer for Vocations.  Please join Serra for the 5 pm Sunday evening Mass at Saint Rose & Clement on 111 Long Street in Warwick RI.  Light refreshments will follow.  Below is a prayer for vocations…

Prayer for Priestly Vocations

God our Father, we beg you to stir into flame the call to the priesthood, which you have placed in the hearts of many men. With expectant faith, we pray for a new springtime of priestly vocations. Raise up for us priests according to the Heart of Christ, your Son. We ask your blessing upon each of our seminarians. Grant them the grace of perseverance, and a deep desire to follow Christ with an undivided heart. Bless our Bishops and priests. May they continue to be faithful stewards of your holy mysteries, and through their example, may many men be inspired to follow you as priests. We entrust this prayer to Mary, the Mother of Priests. May she obtain for us priests after the Heart of Jesus Christ. Amen.