Sunday, April 17, 2016
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Father of mercy, who gave your Son for our salvation and who strengthens us always with the gifts of your Spirit, grant us Christian communities which are alive, fervent and joyous, which are fonts of fraternal life, and which nurture in the young the desire to consecrate themselves to you and to the work of evangelization.
Sustain these communities in their commitment to offer appropriate vocational catechesis and ways of proceeding towards each one’s particular consecration. Grant the wisdom needed for vocational discernment, so that in all things the greatness of your merciful love may shine forth.
May Mary, Mother and guide of Jesus, intercede for each Christian community,
so that, made fruitful by the Holy Spirit, it may be a source of true vocations
for the service of the holy People of God.