UPDATE 19 June:
Today I have received notes from readers saying that they have spotted this Prayer For Vocations in a couple other places as well. A comment in the combox, below, speaks of one of them. To wit:
[T]he Diocese of Fall River (MA), at the direction of Bishop da Cunha has specified that this prayer, along with the Leonine sequence, be prayed after each Sunday obligatory Mass before the recessional hymn…and there are prayer cards in the pews to help jog the memory.
The place where it was done, with great effect, at St. Agnes all those years was after the Gospel and before the announcements and sermon. But, hey! Once this prayer is prayed often by a full and kneeling church, I’m confident that it will obtain many graces and vocations.
And let it be prayed as is.
And the Leonine Prayers! Do I hear an “Amen!”?
It is such an easy thing to implement.
___ Originally Published on: Jun 18 2017
Here a great message for Father’s Day.
Happy Father’s Day. Thank God for your spiritual fatherhood.
I’m writing to report good news. Some weeks ago, I shared with my pastor your most recent post about your home parish of St. Agnes’ regular recitation of Archbishop Brady’s Prayer for Vocations (HERE). He was receptive, having had just preached on vocations. He asked for my help with the endeavor, and I agreed, but then I didn’t hear any more and assumed nothing would materialize.
At this morning’s Mass, not only did Father express his desire for 24 hour Eucharistic Adoration in the parish, but he also lead us in the Prayer for Vocations and said we will pray it every Sunday. This is also significant because our parish has a high number of visitors from across the country who will now be exposed to the prayer.
Attached as proof is a picture of the prayer, which was printed and affixed to the inside cover of OCP’s Music Issue (making it the most useful part of the entire book). Hopefully I can assist with a more permanent, dignified solution.
Thank you again for your ministry. Family, friends and I made the trip from Estes Park to Littleton when you were preaching the 40 Hours devotion at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in January. Unfortunately we weren’t able to meet; perhaps another time.
Here is the pic of the prayer.
The original holy card, which I prize.