Jesus who has compassion on the multitude who are like sheep without a shepherd, raise up, in our Church, a new springtime of vocations.
We ask you to send: Priests feed us with the Bread of your Word, at the table of your Body and Blood; who, by their holiness, are witnesses of your Kingdom; Lay people who, in the midst of the world, give witness to you by their life and their word.
Good Shepherd, strengthen those whom 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. Amen.