March 1, 2011
RE: Prayer for Vocations
My dear brothers in the priesthood and consecrated life:
In response to the expressed desire of the Holy Father that the Catholic Church in the Philippines pray for vocations and encourage the youth to consider answering the call of the Lord for the priesthood and consecrated life, the enclosed prayer for vocations must be prayed after Holy Communion (before the Post Communion Prayer) in all the Masses in the Archdiocese of Lingayen Dagupan beginning March 9, 2011, Ash Wednesday, until April 20, 2011, Holy Wednesday.
We especially encourage the directors of our Catholic schools to actively invite our students to consider the priesthood and consecrated life as their vocation in life. We need priests because priests give us Jesus.
+SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS
Archbishop of Lingayen Dagupan
The Roman Catholic
Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan
(Central Pangasinan, Philippines)