Prayer for Vocations
by Most Rev. Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich
God our Father, You sent your Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to save us and lead us safely home. Raise up from among your people faithful sons and daughters suited to serve as priests and religious, the pastoral and spiritual needs of your people. May the breath of your Holy Spirit inspire many in our parishes, schools, homes, and neighborhoods throughout the Church of Norwich to listen and respond generously to your special call. To be present to your people in their joy and in their sorrow, give your sons priestly hearts, your daughters hearts like Mary’s, to teach your people in the faith give them disciplined minds, to be examples of lives of prayer, give them a thirst for holiness. With your divine assistance we pray that we may seek always to form our Diocese into a vibrant community of faith. Amen.
Have you felt that God is calling you to become a Priest? Or that God is calling you into one of the many other vocations of the church, including as a Sister or Brother, or into the Diaconate or Religious Life?
Consider contacting the Norwich Diocese Office of Vocations. There is more information, including a list of our seminarians who need our daily prayers and support, on the Diocese of Norwich Office of Vocations website.
Father Gregory Galvin, Director of Priestly Vocations for the Diocese of Norwich, is available to discuss vocations and answer questions; he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.