Weekly Intercessions 

Vocations 

Vocation General Intercessions 

First Sunday of Advent 

That the hearts and minds of those called to to serve the Lord as priests, deacons and in the consecrated life will not be lacking in any spiritual gift, but will continue to be enriched in Christ, we pray to the Lord.

Second Sunday of Advent 

For all those chosen by Christ to "prepare the way of the Lord" in their hearts and the hearts of His people as priests, deacons, brothers and sisters, we pray to the Lord.

Third Sunday of Advent 

That men and women called by the Lord to be messengers of His Word as priests, deacons and in the consecrated life will zealously proclaim the good news of salvation, we pray to the Lord.

Fourth Sunday of Advent 

That the faithful response, “Behold, I come to do your will, O Lord,” will be voiced by each person discerning a call to serve Christ as a priest, deacon or in the consecrated life, we pray to the Lord.

Christmas Day

That Catholic families will pray for and nurture the gift of vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life from among their children, we pray to the Lord.

Feast of the Holy Family

That Catholic mothers and fathers will help their children grow, become strong in their faith and filled with the wisdom of God by fostering openness to vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life among their families.

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

That in union with Mary, the Mother of God, we who have received the Spirit of her Son into our hearts, will pray with zeal for vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and the consecrated life, we pray to the Lord.

The Epiphany

That our young people will learn to open the treasure of their own unique vocation through prayer and adore Christ the King by their faithfulness to His call, we pray to the Lord.

The Baptism of the Lord

That each of us recognize our own baptismal call to holiness, to vocation and a mission for the kingdom, let us pray to the Lord.

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 

That like Samuel, all baptized Catholics will be faithful to their call to follow Christ, especially those chosen for the unique consecration of priesthood or consecrated life, we pray to the Lord.

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 

For a prompt and determined response on the part of all men and women called by Jesus to proclaim the Kingdom of Heaven as priests, deacons and consecrated religious, we pray to the Lord.

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 

For those called to serve as priests, deacons or in consecrated life, that amazed at the
authority with which He speaks His invitation, they will be faithful to His choice of them, we pray to the Lord. 

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time 

We pray in gratitude for the countless consecrated men and women religious who have so selflessly labored in building up the kingdom of God over the years, that God will reward them generously for their sacrifice, we pray to the Lord.

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time 

For a true understanding that faithfulness to one’s unique vocation is necessary in order to do all for the glory of God, we pray to the Lord.

First Sunday of Lent

That the generous lives of those who preach that the kingdom of God is at hand will invite our young people to consider a vocation to the priesthood or the consecrated life, we pray to the Lord.

Second Sunday of Lent

For all priests, who bring us to the mountain of Christ at every Mass and feed us with His transforming love in the sacraments, and for an increase in vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life, we pray to the Lord.

Third Sunday of Lent

For all who are seeking to discover their vocations in Christ, that they will take heart that they are not alone on the journey and be assured of the great love God has for them, we pray to the Lord.

Fourth Sunday of Lent

That God, who is rich in mercy, will bless those called to serve Him and His Church as
priests, deacons and in the consecrated life with faithfulness to their vocations, we pray to the Lord.

Fifth Sunday of Lent

That God’s name will be glorified by all the faithful who love and serve the church, especially those called to serve as priests, deacons and religious, we pray to the Lord.

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion

That in imitation of Christ who emptied Himself for our salvation, more men and women will share in His passion for souls through a vocation to the priesthood, diaconate or consecrated life, we pray to the Lord.

Easter Sunday

That men and women will joyfully answer the call of the Lord to proclaim His life, death and resurrection as priests, deacons and consecrated religious, we pray to the Lord.

Second Sunday of Easter

For an increase in holiness for all God’s people and especially those sent in Jesus’ name as priests, deacons and consecrated religious to proclaim the great love and mercy of God we pray to the Lord.

Third Sunday of Easter

For an increased awareness among our young people of the closeness of the Lord in their vocation discernment and their responsibility to recognize and follow Him, we pray to the Lord.

Fourth Sunday of Easter

For all those called to lay down their lives as priests, deacons, and consecrated religious, that they will be faithful witnesses to the Good Shepherd in our midst, we pray to the Lord.

Fifth Sunday of Easter

That parents, as branches on God’s vine, will cultivate in their children the knowledge of God’s great love and the call God gives to each one so they will have the ability to discern whatever it is God wants them to be, we pray to the Lord.

Sixth Sunday of Easter

For all those chosen by the Lord to go and bear fruit as priests, deacons and consecrated religious that they will respond to His love with conviction in their vocations, we pray to the Lord. 

Seventh Sunday of Easter

For all men and women now discerning their vocation in Christ, that they will have confidence in the God who calls them each as members of His body, we pray to the Lord.

Pentecost Sunday

That through union with the Blessed Virgin Mary, in whose company the Apostles received the Holy Spirit, men and women will receive the grace to respond to Christ’s call to follow Him, especially as priests, deacons, consecrated brothers and sisters, we pray to the Lord.

The Most Holy Trinity

That the mystery of the love of the Blessed Trinity, manifest in the gift of Jesus Christ, will strengthen many men and women to respond to that love as priests, deacons and religious brothers and sisters, we pray to the Lord.

The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ

For a growing trust in the presence of the Lord and His call among men and women being chosen to serve Him and His Church as priests, deacons and religious brothers and sisters, we pray to the Lord.

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

That all parents will teach their children to seek the plan of God for their lives and so to discover their vocations in Christ, we pray to the Lord.

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

For the faith to accept the healing power of Jesus, who wants to remove every obstacle to the response of men and women chosen to follow Him as priests, deacons, religious sisters and brothers, we pray to the Lord.

The Nativity of St. John the Baptist

In gratitude for the gift of baptism and the example of John the Baptist, that we will recognize the call of the Lord to serve God’s people in our own lives, we pray to the Lord. 

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

That all those called to serve Christ and His Church in the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life will courageously answer the call, we pray to the Lord.

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

For all the priests and religious men and women who serve our diocese, that, grateful for their calling, they will heed the Lord’s invitation to pray in restful solitude with Him, we pray to the Lord.

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

That the knowledge of our unity, one body and one spirit in Christ, will heighten each person’s faithfulness to their own vocation and encourage those being called as priests, deacons and religious, we pray to the Lord.

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

That the grace of God the Father will draw more men and women to follow Jesus as priests, deacons and consecrated religious who will feed His people with His word and the bread of eternal life, we pray to the Lord.

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

For all those now discerning their vocations in Christ, that they may be filled with the Holy Spirit and nourished by the living bread of His Body and Blood, we pray to the Lord.

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

That trusting Christ, the Word of eternal life, all men and women called to follow the Lord as priests, deacons, sisters and brothers will be faithful to His invitation, we pray to the Lord.

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

For a willingness among young people to be generous in giving their lives in service to the Church and among their brothers and sisters, we pray to the Lord.

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

For a deep dedication among families of the necessity to teach their children to pray to know their vocation in life and to prayerfully consider vocations to the priesthood and religious life, believing that Christ opens ears to hear His call and hearts to answer Him, we pray to the Lord.

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

That those called to give their lives for the sake of the Gospel as priests, deacons and religious, will have the grace of perseverance, we pray to the Lord.

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

For all those who welcome the call of the Lord to serve Him as priests’ deacons, sisters and brothers, that they will be strengthened in their vocations as servants of all with the simplicity of children of God, we pray to the Lord.

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

For the grace of prayerful determination on the part of all those discerning our Heavenly Father’s will, especially those considering a vocation to the priesthood or the consecrated life, we pray to the Lord.

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

That all will accept their unique vocations from God, confident of His wisdom and providence in their response as His children, we pray to the Lord.

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

That those chosen to leave all and follow Jesus more closely in the priesthood or consecrated life will respond with the wisdom and understanding given by the Holy Spirit, we pray to the Lord.

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

For perseverance in asking the Lord of the Harvest to send us more vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life, we pray to the Lord.

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

For all men and women now considering their vocations, that they will take heart in Jesus’ call to serve Him in whatever way they are called and that they have courage if they are called to priesthood, diaconate or consecrated life, we pray to the Lord.

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

That in the look of love Jesus gives to each of us, we may be inspired to do more than lip service to the Gospel and by God’s grace become committed disciples open to the call of God, we pray to the Lord.

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time 

For the grace to have a true understanding of the meaning of power and the responsibility that comes with it to be of service to others in whatever way God is calling us, we pray to the Lord.

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 

That like the blind man we may have every kind of blindness in our lives cured and that those called to serve as priests, deacons and religious may work tirelessly to spread the light and mercy of Christ, we pray to the Lord.

Solemnity of All Saints 

For an increase in holiness for all God’s people that through the example of the many saints, we will be inspired to give all in discipleship and dedication to God’s people, we pray to the Lord.

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time 

That those called to proclaim the Kingdom of God as priests, deacons and consecrated religious, will be generous in serving Christ by deepening their trust in God’s providence, we pray to the Lord.

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

That the Church will be continuously blessed with wise and holy priests, deacons, sisters and brothers, chosen by Christ to lead souls to the glory of Heaven, we pray to the Lord.

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

For the grace of vigilance and the grace to faithfully listen to the call God has for each one of us. We pray especially for those called to serve as priests, deacons and religious brothers and sisters, that they may be strengthened by the prayerful support of the faithful, we pray to the Lord.

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

That Christ the King will draw all people to the truth of their vocations through listening to His voice in prayer and then actively following His call, we pray to the Lord.

Contact Us

Vocations Office 

Pastoral Center

200 Military Road

P.O. Box 37

St. John’s, NL A1C 5H5

Email: vocations@rcsj.org

Tel: (709) 726-3660

Fax: (709) 726-3688

Fr. Ray Earle

Tel: (709) 488-9334

Fr. Jeff Kolonel

Tel: (709) 745-8183