Prayers for vocations and Syria

Together with the Universal Church, participants prayed for the on-going conflict in Syria and for more men and women to serve God as priests and Religious.

Singapore
Sep 26 2013, 5:53 PM
Prayers for vocations and Syria

A Day of Prayer for Vocations was held at the Church of St Francis of Assisi in Singapore’s West district on September 7.

Together with the Universal Church, participants prayed for the on-going conflict in Syria and for more men and women to serve God as priests and Religious.

The event began with a Holy Hour during which participants reflected on the meaning of discipleship using a Gospel reading.

Archbishop William Goh celebrated the sunset Mass. In his homily, he spoke about the vocation crisis and how it can be overcome.

Archbishop Goh shared that living out one’s vocation brings happiness to oneself and that the vocation crisis is linked to the crisis of faith.

“When people make prayer a daily part of their lives, they will have the faith to embark on the journey which God has planned for them,” he said.

The Canossian Sisters, Daughters of St Paul, Missionaries of Charity and Religious of the Cenacle participated in the event through an exhibition that showcased their congregations.

Source: The Catholic News

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