Sorrowful Mysteries for Holy Vocations : Return to start
From the Mass for the Forgiveness of Sins
Bishops’ Plenary Meeting held in Dallas on June 15, 2002
Jonah 3:1-10 — The Ninevites turned from their evil ways.
Romans 6:2-14 — Consequently, you too must think of yourselves as being dead to sin and living for God.
Matthew 9:1-8 — They glorified God who had given such authority to men.
be merciful to your people
and free us from our sins.
May your loving forgiveness
keep us safe
from the punishment we deserve.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, amen.
Bishop Gregory’s invitation to the National Conference of Catholic Bishops:
In a spirit of repentance for our sins and with trust that God will give us the grace to more closely follow the model of Christ the Good Shepherd, let us conclude our meeting by renewing our commitment to priestly service. On the day of our ordination as priests we were called to conform ourselves to the cross of Christ. May these days be the beginning of a new dawn of priestly holiness in our country and in our world.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen!
For those who have sinned within or against vocations …
|Together we pray:|
Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins,
save us from the fires of hell;
lead all souls to Heaven,
especially those most in need of Your Mercy.