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4th Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday and World Day of Prayer for Vocations


The Purpose

World Day of Prayer for Vocations is observed to publicly fulfill the Lord's instruction to, "Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest" (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). 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.

While appreciating all vocations, the Church concentrates its attention this day on vocations to the ordained ministries (priesthood and diaconate), consecrated life in all its forms (male and female religious life, societies of apostolic life, consecrated virginity), secular institutes in their diversity of services and membership, and to the missionary life.

2024 marks the 61st Anniversary of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.

Resources and information

World Day of Prayer for Vocations Website  

Pope's Message on the Worl Day of Prayer for Vocations

DOPB Vocations Website

Mass for Vocations

Click here to view the Mass for vocations celebrated by Fr. Daniel Daza-Jaller, Director of Vocations and Seminarians.