Vocations Sunday 2016

13/04/2016 12:00 pm

People in Prayer

The Day of Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood and Consecrated Life will be celebrated on Sunday 17 April 2016. It flows from the broader culture of vocation, and is when the universal Church asks the Lord to send more labourers to the harvest as priests and religious. The theme this year is ‘Change a Life: Talk about Vocations to the Priesthood and Consecrated Life’.

The resources developed around this theme encourage positive conversation about these vocations in the hope that this will encourage those the Lord is calling to have greater confidence in responding to that call.

Liturgical Resources

Resources for use during the celebration of Sunday Mass provide a link between the theme, Change a Life, and the readings for the fourth Sunday of Easter. They comprise of the following:

Reflection 75.42 kB
A short reflection based on Blessed John Henry Newman’s insight: ‘To live is to change and to be perfect is to have changed often,’ that could be used as part of a homily.

Universal Prayers 15.78 kB
Universal prayers, also known as the prayers of the faithful.

'Talk about Vocations’ Event Guide

Event Guide 814.96 kB
The event guide provides a plan for how you can organise an event to get people talking about vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life. An ideal location for this would to hold it in a place where people are used to talking to each other, such as at a local pub or café.

Icebreaker Game 17.58 kB
The icebreaker games, using the Change a Life coasters, are a great starter activity that help people initiate conversation around a simple task.

Talk about Vocations checklist 30.28 kB
Blank Checklist 28.85 kB
You are welcome to download the checklist to help you plan your event. A completely blank checklist is also available.

Ordering Resources

Order Form 4.06 MB
To order the poster, prayer cards and coasters, please complete the order form and send with payment to the address on the order form.

Should you have any queries about placing an order please contact enquiries@ukvocation.org.