Bishop Michael Router offers this beautiful reflection video on the vocation we each hold through our baptism and speaks about the gifts and graces offered through the call to priesthood, the diaconate and to religious life. 

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“The one who enters through the gate is the shepherd of the flock; the gatekeeper lets him in, the sheep hear his voice, one by one he calls his own sheep and leads them out. When he has brought out his flock, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow because they know his voice.”

On this Good Shepherd Sunday we celebrate the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. We pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life, especially for our diocese, that God will raise up good shepherds in our midst.  Do you hear the voice of the Lord, the Good Shepherd calling you to a particular way of life?

If you think God is calling you to serve the Church as a priest or in the consecrated life, contact the National Vocations Office,  email: [email protected] or our local Diocesan Vocations Director Fr. Peter McAnenly email: [email protected].