Oh, marvelous vocation – to be called by God to do His work in the world – to become an instrument in the hands of Christ- to walk in His very foot-steps to Calvary, to offer sacrifice for his sin – to continue the work of the Divine Redeemer in its all embracing character and divine efficacy - to become in a very real sense “another Christ” in the world.
Very Rev. John D. Toomey (Sermon delivered at the silver Jubilee Mass of Msgr. Daniel J. Bourke, St. Mary’s on the Hill, Augusta May 19, 1959)
Prayer for Vocations
O God, hear our prayer and let our cry come unto Thee. Bless our Diocese of ..... with many priestly vocations.
Give the young men You call, the light to understand Your gift and the love to follow always in the foot-steps of Your Priestly Son.
Mary, Queen of the Clergy, pray for us.
St. John Vianney, pray for us.