Vocations Sunday 2020

“Almighty ever-living God, lead us to a share in the joys of heaven,

so that the humble flock may reach where the brave Shepherd has gone before.”

- From the Collect for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

The Diocesan Vocations Office produces materials for our parishes, schools and universities to mark Vocations Sunday each year. Here is an archive of 2020's materials.

Prayer for Vocations Sunday 2020 

Heavenly Father, 

we thank you for the witness and ministry 

of the bishops, priests and deacons 

and consecrated men and women 

in the Archdiocese of Birmingham. 

Continue to send labourers into your harvest. 

Inspire the hearts of your people 

to answer your call to the priesthood, the diaconate 

and to the religious life. 

Bless our families 

with a spirit of generosity 

and may those you call have the courage 

to give themselves to your Church in faith. 

Send your Holy Spirit upon me 

to guide me in my own vocation. 

Enlighten my mind to show me what you want of me; 

fill my heart with the determination 

to answer your call in faith, hope and love. 

Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. 

Amen.

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Key documents
Pope Francis' Letter for Vocations Sunday 2020

The official text, presented for easy printing.

Pope Francis' Letter Adapted for Young People

To share with the family, in schools and with youth groups.

Biblical Texts

The Gospel referred to in Pope Francis' letter.

Schools' Resources
Assembly Powerpoint

To share with young people.