Good Shepherd Sunday

05-12-2019Liturgy Corner

Today is World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Pope Francis reminds us, ” The Christian life needs to be nourished by attentive listening to God’s Word and above all, by the cultivation of a personal relationship with the Lord in Eucharistic Adoration, the privileged “place” for our encounter with God”. He also tells us to continue to pray that the Lord will send workers to His Harvest”. Let us all pray for an increase to the call of the priesthood.

Lord Jesus Christ, Our Good Shepard. In Your unfailing love, You provide ministers for Your Church. We pray that more young men and women from this parish community may hear Your call and respond to it to serve the Church of Metuchen as holy priests and religious. Grant them courage and vision to serve Your people. May their lives and service call Your people to respond to the presence of Your Spirit among us that, faithful to the Gospel and hope of Jesus Christ, we may all be reconciled to God, announce glad tidings to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives, set prisoners free, and renew the face of the earth.” Amen.