24 May Novena for Vocations 31 May – 8 June 2019
A novena is a special form of prayer, where on nine successive days, a prayer is said for some special occasion or intention. The practice of saying novenas is scripturally based, modelled after the nine days of consecutive prayer hat the apostles, Blessed Mother, and other followers of Jesus prayed together in the upper room between Jesus’ ascension into heaven and the decent of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. Prayed in communion with the saints, ovenas often petition the intercession of specially selected saints (our exemplary role models in faithful living). Let us pray together, with the angels and saints, for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Let us also pray for all the vocations: for holy marriages in the Church, for deacons, and those that dedicate their lives to Christ in the single life. May the Lord of the harvest send many to work in His vineyard!
Please join us at the in the chapel of the church at the following times on the following dates to pray this Novena for vocations:
If you cannot make it then please join us from your home in private prayer by downloading the prayer booklets from the links provided below or read online from here.
CALLED TO LIFE DAY 1
Celebrating Baptism Day 2
Seeking the Father’s Forgiveness (Reconciliation) Day 3
Jesus, the Bread of Life (Eucharist) Day 4
Receive the Holy Spirit (Confirmation) Day 5
The Priesthood and Diaconate Day 6
Marriage and Family Life Day 7
Grace to Carry the Cross (Anointing of the Sick) Day 8
Commissioned to Serve Day 9