Welcome to All Readers of the Westminster Vocations Blog

This post is an initial post and a welcome to all new readers of the Westminster Diocese Vocations blog.

This blog will focus on many different aspects of God's calling for each one of us to a particular purpose. We will focus on vocations to: Married and Family Life, Sacred Priesthood, Religious Life, and the Permanent Diaconate. The posts on the blog may vary from these general areas periodically. It is our prayer that this site becomes a very useful resource for everyone in the Westminster Diocese who regularly pray for God's will in our lives. We hope you enjoy visiting here and please also watch the blog for News and Events!

Prayer for Vocations

Lord Jesus Christ, Guide and Shepherd of your people, touch the hearts of our young people, that they may, for the love of you, give their lives in the service of the Church. Renew the hearts of priests, that they may model their lives on the mystery of the Cross, and imitate the Sacred Mysteries they celebrate at the Altar. Strengthen our families, that they may generously support those of their sons whom you call to serve you as priests. Amen.

Prayer for Seminarians

Lord Jesus, we ask your special blessing on those preparing for the Sacred Priesthood. May their hearts overflow with love, understanding, and generosity. May their desire to serve inspire others to answer Your call. Lord Jesus, fill the hearts of seminarians with the fire of your love make them holy as You are Holy. Amen.