Vocations

“Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him, come, follow me” (Mk 10:21)

In the Gospel story we see that the young man, having affirmed that he has kept the commandments, adds: “What do I still lack?” (Mt 19:20) That young heart, moved by God’s grace, felt a desire for greater generosity, more commitment, greater love. This desire for more is characteristic of youth; a heart that is in love does not calculate, does not begrudge, it wants to give of itself without measure. -- Pope John Paul II


Vocations Prayer
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Gracious and loving God, help the
men and women of our parish to hear the
call to serve in the Diocese of Portland
Our needs are great and our people
thirst for your presence.
Open the hearts of many, raise up
faithful servants of the Gospel, dedicated,
holy priests, sisters, brothers and deacons,
who will spend themselves for your people and their needs.
Bless those who are serving now
with courage and perseverance.
Grant that many will be inspired by their
example and faith.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.