Priests and religious are essential to the future flourishing of our Church, and the building of the Kingdom of God here on earth. God continues to call people to the vocations of priesthood and religious life, but in our culture today, it’s difficult for people hear and respond to this call. It’s important that we all pray for vocations for our Church and particularly our own diocese. There are 3 main ways that we can pray for vocations:

  1. Pray that God would continue to provide vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
  2. Pray that those that are called to priesthood and religious life would respond to that call.
  3. Pray that we would all follow God’s call in our daily lives.

Below are some resources and events that invite you to pray for vocations in our diocese.

Novena to St Joseph the Worker for Vocations

One way that you are invited to pray for vocations in our diocese of Rockhampton is to pray a novena to St Joseph the Worker for vocations. We pray this novena in our diocese each year from April 23rd to May 1st, the feast of St Joseph the Worker.