Commitment to Pray for Vocations
YOU are invited to join us as our diocese unites our hearts and voices in praying for vocations!
Each year, the Catholic Church in the United States celebrates the World Day of Prayer for vocations. In 2011, as we celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the Diocese of Gaylord, Bishop Bernard Hebda wrote a special Prayer for Vocations. The prayer was then combined with artwork from students around the diocese to create prayer cards. Those holy cards were distributed to parishes and schools across the diocese.
In thanksgiving for all that God has gifted us, the Vocations Advisory Committee is asking everyone (individuals, families, school classes, parish organizations) to make a commitment to pray our diocesan Prayer for Vocations regularly -- at least on a weekly basis. Individuals might use the prayer as part of their daily prayers or call a friend and pray together; families might pray together at mealtime or bedtime; parish and school staffs might pray together at the beginning of the day; and parish groups, K of C Councils and youth might begin or end their meetings or gatherings with the prayer.
If you’ll join us, you are invited to fill out the form below to acknowledge your Commitment to Pray. If you do not want your full name to appear on the listing on our website, you may choose to use only your first name, or first name and last initial. Soon you will find your name added to those who have also signed up. To see the list of those who have made their Commitment to Pray for Vocations, click on the "United in Prayer" link in the blue box on the right side of this page.
Of course, you don't have to sign up -- but we do hope you will still gather your voice with ours as we pray for workers for the harvest -- clergy, religious, and laity -- who will respond to God's love for us by using our gifts to serve the Church and one another!
God bless you!