Ordination/Vocations

"You are becoming priests at a time when, also here in Rome, strong cultural tendencies seem to want to make one forget God, especially among young people and families. But do not be afraid: God will always be with you! With his help you will be able to walk on the ways that lead to the heart of every man and to proclaim to them that the Good Shepherd has given his life for him and wishes him to participate in his mystery of love and salvation“ - John Paul II.

“The priest continues the work of redemption on earth. . . . If we really understood the priest on earth, we would die not of fright but of love. . . . The Priesthood is the love of the heart of Jesus.“ - Cure of Ars.

Holy Cross Parish was founded by the priests and brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross.  To this very day, Holy Cross  Parish has been ministered to by the dedicated religious of this same congregation.  Two priests live in community and minister in the parish.  They gather daily for communal prayer and meals. The priests and brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross invite young people to dare:  dare to pray for your vocation. Dare to ask, “Am I called?“  Dare to dream.  Our priests need your help to feed the world.  Will you?

http://www.diocesefwsb.org/Vocation-Office

http://vocation.nd.edu

Prayer for Vocations

Merciful and holy Lord, continue to send new laborers into the harvest of your Kingdom! We turn to you, Lord, in trust!

Son of God, sent by the Father to the men and women of every time and of every part of the earth! We call upon you through Mary, your Mother and ours: may the Church not lack in vocations, especially those dedicated in a special way to your Kingdom.

Jesus, only Saviour of mankind! We pray to you for our brothers and sisters who have answered "yes" to your call to the priesthood, to the consecrated life and to the missions. May their lives be renewed day by
day, to become a living Gospel.

Merciful and holy Lord, continue to send new laborers into the harvest of your Kingdom! Assist those whom you call to follow you in our day; contemplating your face, may they respond with joy to the wondrous mission that you entrust to them for the good of your People and of all men and women.

You who are God and live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever. Amen. 
- Pope John Paul II

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