Oh Jesus, eternal Shepherd of souls, look with mercy upon your beloved flock. We cry out to you in our misery, raise up faithful servants of the Gospel, holy priests and religious. We ask this through the intercession of the Immaculate Virgin Mary of Guadalupe, your sweet and holy mother. Oh Jesus, give us priests and religious according to your heart. Amen.


Lord Jesus, you felt compassion when you saw the crowd which was like sheep without a shepherd. Raise up in our Church a new springtime of vocations. Send forth priests according to your heart who will feed us with the bread of your Word and of the Holy Eucharist; consecrated sisters and brothers who, through the holiness of their lives, will be witnesses of your Kingdom; and laywomen and men in the midst of the world, who will bear witness to you with their life and their word. Good Shepherd, strengthen those you have chosen, and help them to grow in love and holiness so that they may respond fully to your call.

Mary, mother of vocations, pray for us and obtain for us many and holy vocations. Amen.