O JESUS, our Good Shepherd, bless all our parishes with numerous
priests, deacons, men and women in religious life, consecrated laity
and missionaries, according to the needs of the entire world, which
You love and wish to save.
We especially entrust our community to You; grant us the spirit
of the first Christians, so that we may be a cenacle of prayer, in
loving acceptance of the Holy Spirit and His gifts.
Assist our pastors and all who live a
consecrated life. Guide the steps of those who have responded
generously to Your call and are preparing to receive Holy Orders or to
profess the evangelical counsels.
Look with love on so many well-disposed young people and
call them to follow You. Help them to understand that in You alone can
they attain to complete fulfilment.
To this end we call on the powerful intercession of Mary,
Mother and model of all vocations. We beseech You to sustain our faith
with the certainty that the Father will grant what You have commanded
us to ask. AMEN.