Good Shepherd Sunday
The Fourth Sunday of Easter, or widely known as Good Shepherd Sunday is the World Day of Vocations. There will be a special collection for the work of vocations, in supporting the education and formation of seminarians and permanent diaconate program in our Diocese.
The purpose of World Day of Prayer for Vocations is to publicly fulfill the Lord's instruction to, "ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into his harvest" (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). As a climax to a prayer that is continually offered throughout the Church, it affirms the primacy of faith and grace in all that concerns vocations to the priesthood and to the consecrated life. While appreciating all vocations, the Church concentrates its attention this day on vocations to the ordained ministries (priesthood and diaconate), consecrated life in all its forms (male and female religious life, societies of apostolic life, consecrated virginity), secular institutes in their diversity of services and membership, and to the missionary life.
Parishioners can donate directly to: catholicyyc.ca/donatevocations or catholicyyca.ca/give (click "Vocations")
2021 World Day of Vocations message from Pope Francis - click here
Good Shepherd activities for children and family