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May 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

May 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.

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.

Seventh Sunday of Easter  — May 12, 2024

“As You sent Me into the world, I have sent them.” If you think the Lord may be inviting you to carry on His mission as a priest or religious brother or sister , talk to your priest or reach out to √

Pentecost Sunday — May 19, 2024

“Receive the Holy Spirit.” Is the Holy Spirit preparing you to share the Lord’s mission 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.


The Most Holy Trinity — May 26, 2024

“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations.” How can you evangelize others and share in God’s glory? Maybe 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.

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ — June 2, 2024 – Sacred Heart of Jesus/World Priest Day aka World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests – June 7th

“Christ came as high priest.” Jesus the Eternal Word continues to call many to lives of holiness as priests.  Could you be one of them? Talk to your priest or reach out to Fr. Chad Johnson at (330) 744-8451 or cjohnson@youngstowndiocese.org.

 

Vocation General Intercessions

May 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. 

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.

Seventh Sunday of Easter — May 12, 2024 

That, seated at the right hand of His Father in heaven, the Lord will share His wisdom with those discerning their vocation and open their eyes and hearts in faithfulness, we pray to the Lord. 

Pentecost Sunday – May 19, 2024 

For an increased devotion to the Holy Spirit among our young people, as He leads them in their prayerful discernment to discover their vocation in Christ, we pray to the Lord. 

The Most Holy Trinity – May 26, 2024 

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

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – June 2, 2024 – World Priest Day – June 7th

That all Catholics will adore the great gift of the Holy Eucharist given to them by Jesus Christ through the hands of His priests and that those chosen as priests will inspire many more to follow Him, we pray to the Lord.

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