Vocations Office leads the way in rosary campaign
The Vocations Office of the Archdiocese of Perth is calling on parish prayer groups, families, and individual Catholics to join it in a special campaign of prayer that will take place across the Archdiocese this Lent. Photo: Supplied
The Vocations Office of the Archdiocese of Perth is calling on parish prayer groups, families, and individual Catholics to join it in a special campaign of prayer that will take place across the Archdiocese this Lent.
Director of the newly established Vocations Office, Fr Jean-Noel Marie, has called on all Catholics in Perth to pray the Rosary each Thursday of Lent for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life in the Archdiocese of Perth.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for us to unite our prayer for vocations as an Archdiocese,” Fr Jean-Noel Marie said.
“We know that many Catholics in Perth regularly pray for an increase in priestly and religious vocations, and this initiative means that we can do it together this Lent, in this Jubilee Year of Mercy.”
The prayer campaign will culminate on Holy Thursday, when the Church commemorates Jesus’ establishment of the priesthood and His institution of the Eucharist.
All parishes across the Archdiocese are being encouraged to offer a communal Rosary for vocations prior to their celebration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday.
“The priesthood was born on a Thursday,” said Fr Marie, “so it is only fitting that we use Thursdays to pray for an increase in vocations. And what better prayer to offer than the Rosary, seeking the assistance of Our Lady, mother of our eternal High Priest?”
“The Church we love needs faithful men and women to commit their lives in radical ways to the Lord’s service,” said Assistant Vocation’s Director, Fr Mark Baumgarten.
“We are asking all Catholics to join us in this campaign of prayer, so that those whom the Lord is calling to the priesthood and religious life may be open to receiving His call with courage and generosity.”
The Vocations Office can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (08) 9220 5901.