This year marks the 58th Anniversary of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations on April 25, 2021 .
World Day of Prayer for Vocations falls on Good Shepherd Sunday. We see in Jesus, the Good Shepherd, the heart of every calling. He says, “A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” The mission of Jesus culminated in his self-sacrificing love. He gave himself so that we might live. This is the great mystery of love present in the Eucharist: “This is my body, given up for you. This is my blood, poured out for you.” Everyone is called, and everyone has a vocation in the Church. Join us on 4/25 from 3-4pm for an hour of adoration for vocations at St. Alphonsus Church. You can also livestream via St. Alphonsus YouTube channel or you can check with your parish.
In addition, Cardinal Blase Cupich along with all parish priests will be sharing their own vocation story during Mass. We ask all to participate in your parishes for Mass virtually or register for your spot. On this special day we continue to ask all to be generous in praying for and supporting vocations to the priesthood, consecrated life, and permanent diaconate.