The Diocese of Des Moines

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Start Date: 05/07/2017


World Day of Prayer for Vocations is observed on "Good Shepherd Sunday" - May 7, 2017.

The purpose of this day is to publicly fulfill the Lord's instruction to, "Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest" (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). As a climax to a prayer that is continually offered throughout the Church, it affirms the primacy of faith and grace in all that concerns vocations to the priesthood and to the consecrated life.  

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

You can find resources to celebrate the World Day of Prayer on the USCCB website.