On Friday 23 – Sunday 25 April, the Archdiocese of Sydney dedicates 40 Hours of Adoration to pray for vocations. This weekend will conclude on World Day of Prayer for Vocations which falls on Sunday 25 April, Good Shepherd Sunday. On this day, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP will celebrate a special mass praying for the intentions for vocations to ordained ministry and religious life in all its forms. Mass will be celebrated at St Joachim’s Lidcombe Parish at 10:00am.
“The Lord knows that a fundamental life choice – like marriage or special consecration to his service – calls for courage. He knows the questions, doubts and difficulties that toss the boat of our heart, and so he reassures us: “Take heart, it is I; have no fear!” We know in faith that he is present and comes to meet us, that he is ever at our side even amid stormy seas. This knowledge sets us free from that lethargy which I have called “sweet sorrow” (Letter to Priests, 4 August 2019),the interior discouragement that hold us back from experiencing the beauty of our vocation.”
→ MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 2020 WORLD DAY OF VOCATIONS
In the lead up to World Day of Prayer for Vocations, we are using social media to encourage more people to pray for vocations. To do this, we are inviting everyone to take a photo of themselves holding up a plain white card/paper with the handwritten words – “#ImPrayingForVocations” and post it on social media.
We hope that this ‘hashtag’ campaign will bring the online community together, and that through solidarity, will encourage more people to pray for vocations.
Feel free to spread the word out on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Make sure to include in your post the text #ImPrayingforVocations and a mention of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations on Sunday 25 April, 2021
The campaign will run from Monday 19 April through to Sunday 25 April.
Registration for Holy Mass celebrated by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP at St Joachim Lidcombe Parish, 10:00am will be released soon.