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.