FROM OUR EDITORS—Sunday, November 5 – 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Joan McKamey ~ October 24, 2017

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National Vocation Awareness Week in the United States begins on Sunday, November 5. The first vocation of all Christians is to love. We are each also called to a specific vocation of service and commitment. Promote vocation awareness using resources provided by the USCCB for Educators and Youth Leaders and by the Serra Club.

November is also Black Catholic History Month. View a powerful video of Sister Thea Bowman, FSPA, speaking to the Bishops of the United States in 1989 about what it means to be black and Catholic here. At that time, she was battling breast cancer and would die the next year at age 52.

Share the following prayer with your class and family:

Prayer to Know One’s Vocation*

Lord, my God and my loving Father,
you have made me to know you,
to love you, to serve you,
and thereby to find and to fulfill
my deepest longings.
I know that you are in all things,
and that every path can lead me to you.
But of them all, there is one especially
by which you want me to come to you.
Since I will do what you want of me,
I pray you, send your Holy Spirit to me:
into my mind, to show me
what you want of me;
into my heart, to give me the
determination to do it,
and to do it with all my love,
with all my mind,
and with all of my strength
right to the end.
Jesus, I trust in you.

Amen

 

* Prayer provided by USCCB.org.

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