I couldn't fathom the idea that with these hands, one day God will make himself present through his body and blood. With these hands, God will baptize His children into His divine life. With these hands, God will forgive people of their sins. With these hands, God will anoint the sick and bring them comfort. With these hands... these simple hands.
I pray that more in our diocese will listen to God's call and repond with a firm YES!
Diocesan Prayer for Vocations
your Divine Son taught us to pray to the Lord of the harvest
to send laborers into His vineyard.
We earnestly beg you to bless our diocese and our world
with many priest and religious
who will love you fervently and gladly and courageously send their lives
in service to your Son's Church,
especially the poor and the needy.
Bless our families and our children,
and choose from our homes those who you desire for this holy work.
Teach them to respond generously and keep them ever faithful
in following your Son Jesus Christ,
that under the guidance of the Holy Spirit
and with the inspiration of Saint Damien and Blessed Marianne
the Good News of redemption may be brought to all.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.