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A Decade a Day in May for vocations

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The Adelaide Archdiocese Vocations Office is launching a Decade a Day in May campaign to encourage people to pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

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Vocations coordinator Fr Peter Zwaans said each day a short reflection would be sent out on one of the mysteries of the Rosary.

“Then we will pray a decade with Mary, the woman whose whole life was a ‘yes’ to God,” Fr Zwaans said.

“We will ask God to call many to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life. We will ask God to strengthen them so that they may respond to his call by imitating Mary’s courage and generosity of heart.

“Mother Mary is the great example of what it means to say ‘yes’ to God. She put it all on the line and entrusted herself entirely in God’s hands.

“And the fruit of her ‘yes’ to God is that she enters into the most intimate and loving relationship with Jesus. The archangel Gabriel told Mary not to be afraid – and she wasn’t.

“From the moment of the Annunciation all the way through to the Cross at Calvary, Mary trusts. Hers isn’t just a momentary ‘yes’, it is a lifelong yes!”

To sign up to receive the daily reflection in your email inbox visit vocationsadelaide.catholic.org.au. The reflections will also be made available to parishes each week of May.

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