Oblate Novena for Vocations: May 26th Day 6 With St Mary’s Help of Christians, Holyhead
Dear friends welcome to Day 6 of our 2023 Novena of prayer for Oblate Vocations. We join our Oblate Parish of St Mary’s Help of Christians, Holyhead on Angelsey, Wales for today’s prayer. Thanks to Fr Frank, Christine, and Sister Miranda for leading today’s novena prayers.
Day Six: Vocation the Ideal
Jesus said: “If someone wishes to come after me … He must deny himself, take up his cross and follow me.”
Reading #1: From the Gospel of Mark
Jesus was walking along the Sea of Galilee and he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting nets into the sea; they were fishermen. Jesus said to them, “Come follow me. I will make you fishers of men.” They immediately abandoned their nets and became his followers.
Reading #2: From the Oblate Rule
Our mission is to proclaim the kingdom of God and seek it before all else. We fulfill this mission in community; and our communities are a sign that in Jesus, God is everything for us. Together we await Christ’s coming in the fullness of his justice so that God may be all in all.
Growing in faith, hope and love, we commit ourselves to be a leaven of the Beatitudes at the heart of the world.
Our mission requires that, in a radical way, we follow Jesus who was chaste and poor, and who redeemed mankind by his obedience. That is why, through a gift of the Father, we choose the way of the evangelical counsels.
we come to you because Jesus asked us to pray
that you send workers into your harvest.
Therefore, send us generous young men,
passionate for Jesus,
willing to make of their whole life a total oblation to you,
to become close to the poorest and most abandoned,
and to proclaim the Gospel.
May they burn with the same fire that you enkindled in Saint Eugene;
may they come to be part of his family
and, with all the Oblates, may they continue the work of Redemption.
Who first gave Jesus to the world, be with us as we pray. Amen
Jesus our Lord and brother, you still extend your invitation to discipleship in our day. May there be many who would hear your call and find within themselves the generosity and faith to respond. Raise up men to service at your altar, men of hope and dedication who will follow you without reserve as Oblates of Mary Immaculate and who will serve your people with joyful love. We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Saint Eugene de Mazenod … Pray for us
Blessed Joseph Gerard … Pray for us
Blessed Joseph Ceb
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