Archbishop orders Oratio Imperata for priestly vocations

Archbishop orders Oratio Imperata for priestly vocations

By CBCP News

November 22, 2019

Dagupan City

The archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan has released an obligatory prayer for priestly vocations in his archdiocese.

Archbishop Socrates Villegas issued the “Oratio Imperata” to accompany its upcoming observance of the Month for Stewardship of Vocations.

“Lord Jesus, once you called the first disciples in order to make them fishers of men.

Continue to resound your sweet invitation ‘Come follow me’ among our youth in your Church in Lingayen-Dagupan,” reads a portion of the prayer.

The archbishop said that the prayer must be prayed kneeling down after the post-Communion prayer in all Masses from Dec. 1 to 31.

“Let us unite to pray for vocations and support our seminarians and seminaries,” Villegas said.

He said they will observe the forthcoming advent season as vocations’ month “to foster more vocations to the priesthood and for the archdiocese”.

The archbishop said the celebration is also aimed to instill among Catholics “esteem and affection” for the Mary Help of Christians Seminary System.

The prayer has English, Pangasinan and Tagalog versions.