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All Catholics are urged to pray that more will be called to the Religious life on the Knights of Columbus World Day of Prayer for Vocations on Sunday, May 11.

The World Day of Prayer for Vocations challenges Knights of Columbus to raise awareness about the need for more men and women to dedicate themselves to the religious life. It is celebrated each year on the Fourth Sunday of Easter.

Please pray with us for an increase in vocations to the ordained ministry and the consecrated life:

Lord Jesus, as You once called the first disciples
to make them fishers of men,
let your sweet invitation continue to resound:
Come! follow Me!

Give young men and women the grace
of responding quickly to Your voice.
Support your bishops, priests and consecrated people
in their apostolic labor.

Grant perseverance to our seminarians
and to all those who are carrying out the ideal of a life
totally consecrated to Your service.

Awaken in our community a missionary eagerness.
Lord, SEND WORKERS TO YOUR HARVEST
and do not allow humanity to be lost for the lack of pastors,
missionaries and people dedicated to the cause of the Gospel.

Mary, Mother of the Church, the model of every vocation,
help us to say "Yes" to the Lord Who calls us to cooperate
in the divine plan of salvation.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

(Pope John Paul II)