The Lord of the harvest, wants us to pray for more Priestly vocations as we follow Jesus’ instructions (Luke 10:1-12) because the fruit of our prayer will be more vocations. The key is prayer and we need to encourage more people to pray for this important and urgent intention.
Last year a document came out from Rome called “Pastoral Guidelines for Fostering Vocations to Priestly Ministry” and it suggested the idea of creating an Invisible Monastery which Vianney Vocations in America has taken up. People by using the internet can sign up and pledge or commit to praying for vocations, either daily, weekly or monthly.
Those who make the commitment will receive quarterly newsletters, prayers and suggestions for fostering vocations. It is a wonderful idea as it encourages more prayer and hopefully more prayer means more Priests to administer the sacraments which is essential for the life of the Church.
I would encourage you all to sign up and commit to praying for vocations especially to the Priesthood. It is a worthy cause. “….ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to his harvest.”
Kind regards and God bless
Fr. Eamon Kennedy
6th July 2013