Let us invoke the intercession of Mary who is the Woman of the “yes”.
Mary said “yes” throughout her life!
She learned to recognize Jesus’ voice from the time when she carried him in her womb.
May Mary, our Mother, help us to know Jesus’ voice better and better
and to follow it, so as to walk on the path of life!
As we celebrate this Good Shepherd Sunday, we thank God for our Holy Father Pope Francis and pray that Jesus, the Chief Shepherd continues to guide and strengthen him according to his loving kindness.
Today also marked the 51st World day of Prayer for Vocations so we encourage you to take time to prayerfully read Pope Francis’ message here and also pray for an increase of vocations to our Holy Mother Church, in the words of our Holy Father Francis:
God our Father, you made each of us to use our gifts in the body of Christ.
We ask that you inspire young people whom you call to priesthood and consecrated life
to courageously follow your will.
Send workers into your great harvest
so that the Gospel is preached,
the poor are served with love,
the suffering are comforted,
and your people are strengthened by the Sacraments.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.