Hail, Mary, full of grace;
all generations call you blessed.
Hail, Mother of God;
when asked by the angel
to bear the Son of the Most High,
filled with faith, you responded:
“Let it be done unto me according to your word.”
Holy Mother of Jesus,
at the wedding feast at Cana,
you prompted your Son to perform His first sign.
Be with us as we discern our life’s work
and guide us in the way
we are called to follow in the footsteps of your Son.
Holy Mother of the Savior,
at the foot of the cross
you mourned the death of your only Son.
Bless and embrace the loving parents of all priests,
deacons, brothers and sisters.
Holy Mother of the Good Shepherd,
turn your motherly care to our diocese.
Intercede for us to the Lord of the harvest
to send more laborers into the harvest.
Queen of Peace,
Mirror of Justice,
Health of the Sick,
inspire vocations to the priesthood in our time.
Let the word of your Son be made flesh anew
in the lives of persons
anxious to proclaim the Good News of everlasting life.
Draw them near to the heart of your Son
so that they can understand the beauty and the joy
that awaits them
when the Lord Jesus calls them
to be His witnesses.