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April 2024 Vocation Intercessions and Bulletin Blurbs (Bulletin Materials)

Vocations for the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown

Please use these bulletin blurbs and general intercessions at Mass to help promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life in your parish community and school:

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Vocation Bulletin Inserts

April 2024/Cycle B

The following parish bulletin blurbs are provided for your use to support the development of vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life in our diocese. They are keyed to the liturgical calendar for placement in your weekly bulletin. Your support is most appreciated.

Easter Sunday – March 31, 2024

“The Lord is truly risen!” Are you being called to proclaim the truth of the Lord’s resurrection as a priest, religious sister or brother? Talk to your priest or reach out to Fr. Chad Johnson at (330) 744-8451 or cjohnson@youngstowndiocese.org.

 

Second Sunday of Easter  — April 7, 2024 – Uplift your Priest starts April 8th

“As the Father has sent Me, so I send you.” Let us affirm our priests and help carry out Christ’s mission of spreading love and compassion in the world. Maybe God is also calling you to share in His saving mission as a priest. Talk to your priest or reach out to Fr. Chad Johnson at (330) 744-8451 or cjohnson@youngstowndiocese.org. 

 

Third Sunday of Easter  — April 14, 2024

“Peace be with you.” His peace will be fully felt when you are living the vocation that he has called you to.  If you think you may have a vocation to follow the Risen Lord as a priest or in consecrated life, talk to your priest or reach out to Fr. Chad Johnson at (330) 744-8451 or cjohnson@youngstowndiocese.org.

 

Fourth Sunday of Easter — April 21, 2024 – World Day of Prayer for Vocations

“There is no salvation through anyone else.” Let us pray for those who are called to follow the Lord as a priest or religious brother or sister that they may generously say YES. Talk to your priest or reach out to Fr. Chad Johnson at (330) 744-8451 or cjohnson@youngstowndiocese.org.

 

Fifth Sunday of Easter  — April 28, 2024 – Religious Brothers Day – May 1st

“He had spoken out boldly in the name of Jesus.” Pray for those who God is boldly calling forth to serve Him and His people as religious brothers. If you are considering this joy-filled vocation, talk to your priest or reach out to Fr. Chad Johnson at (330) 744-8451 or cjohnson@youngstowndiocese.org.

 

Sixth Sunday of Easter  — May 5, 2024

“The Holy Spirit fell upon all who were listening.” Is your love for the Lord leading you to grow in holiness as a priest or religious brother or sister? Talk to your priest or reach out to Fr. Chad Johnson at (330) 744-8451 or cjohnson@youngstowndiocese.org.

Vocation General Intercessions

April 2024/Cycle B

The following intercessions are provided for your use to support the development of vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life in our diocese. They are keyed to the liturgical calendar. Please consider including them in the Prayers of the Faithful at Holy Mass. 

Easter Sunday – March 31, 2024 

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

 

Second Sunday of Easter — April 7, 2024 – Uplift your Priest starts April 8th 

For all our priests whom God has sent in the name of Jesus to serve the people, that they are blessed with continued faithfulness to Him and inspire many more to consider a vocation to the priesthood, we pray to the Lord.  

 

Third Sunday of Easter — April 14, 2024 

For an increased awareness among our young people of the closeness of the Lord while they discern their vocation, we pray to the Lord. 

 

Fourth Sunday of Easter — April 21, 2024 – World Day of Prayer for Vocations 

For an increase in vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life for our Church and that God will raise up good shepherds in our midst, we pray to the Lord. 

 

Fifth Sunday of Easter – April 28, 2024 – Religious Brothers Day – May 1st

That men boldly and courageously accept Jesus’ call to religious life as a brother, we pray to the Lord. 

 

Sixth Sunday of Easter — May 5, 2024 

For a deeper faith, hope, and love among all, especially those He is calling to serve as a priest or religious sister, we pray to the Lord. 

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