Day 1: Increase in Vocations #1: Pray by name for a young man or women who might hear the call to a religious vocation #2: Write a Thank You letter to the Office of Vocations #3: Begin to live a life of sainthood.
Day 2: Deceased Priests and Religious
Attend an All Souls Day Mass
Pray for them BY NAME
Visit the grave site of a deceased priest or religious
Day 3: Parents and Families of Vocations
Write a thank you letter to the mother, father or family of your priest. Mail the letter or have your priest mail the letter to his family.
Do you know about your priest's family? In a light conversation ask him about his family and tell him you will pray for his family.
Pray for those families who do not support their child's call to religious life. Pray that their hearts and minds are opened to the blessing their child is to the Church
Day 4: Priests
DO SOMETHING KIND for your pastor. Bring him a treat, a gift card, wash his car, write a thank you note, offer a mass for him, etc.
Pray for all priests but like, really. Put yourself in his shoes and pray for his daily temptations and trails. Do what you can to lessen his load.
Share a story about your parish priest in the comments below. Encourage this online community by sharing the gratitude you have for your shepherd.
Day 5: Deacons
Share three reasons you are grateful for deacons
Write a note to express your gratitude to your parish deacons. Let them know you're praying for them and you appreciate their service.
Take on a ministry like visiting the sick and homebound in hospitals and nursing homes. Visit the Volunteer Center of Lubbock to find a ministry today!
Day 6: Women Religious
Share three reasons you are grateful for religious sisters
Visit Our Lady of the Angels convent in Wolfforth.
Pray for an increase in women religious
Day 7: Seminarians
Pray for our seminarians by name
Send an encouraging letter to our seminarians via the Office of Vocations
DO SOMETHING at your parish to encourage the priesthood vocation like begining a vocation prayer cross. DO SOMETHING AT HOME to encourage religious vocations such as inviting a priest over for supper or to a family event (make them seem more human).
Day 8: Marriages Marriage is a noble vocation. It is within families that children first learn the faith. A husband and wife who show devotion to one another and to the sacrament of marriage are living as stewards of God’s covenant. Remember, Priests and Nuns come from families too! Today pray in thanksgiving for your marriage and for the vocation of marriage. Challenge:
Write down 3 blessings within your marriage
Do something nice for your spouse without expecting anything in return
Attend a marriage retreat or plan a date night in the future. Something you can look forward to. Don’t let anything allow you to cancel those plans.
**Remember the widow and widowers in your life. Remember your divorced and separated friends and family. Let them know you are praying for them.**