The Fourth Sunday of Easter is Vocations Sunday or Good Shepherd Sunday. In the day’s gospel reading, Jesus says, ‘I am the Good Shepherd: the good shepherd is the one who lays down his life for his sheep’.
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In 1964, Pope Paul VI launched Vocations Sunday – a day celebrated on the Fourth Sunday of Easter. It’s sometimes known as Good Shepherd Sunday. This year it falls on 30 April 2023.
Pope Francis releases his Message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, the Fourth Sunday of Easter – also known as Good Shepherd Sunday.
Join The National Office for Vocation for 'The Conversation', where they will have a panel of guests to discuss how they live out their vocation and the work they carry out in the Church.
Archbishop of Liverpool, Malcolm McMahon OP, has written a pastoral letter for the Fourth Sunday of Easter. The letter calls us to follow the voice of Jesus and build a relationship with Him through prayer.
Pope Francis has released his message for the 59th World Day of Prayer for Vocations on the theme “Called to Build the Human Family,” and encourages each vocation in the Church to give the very best of themselves “in this great divine plan!”
Pope Francis released his message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, and urges all religious and clergy to look to St. Joseph as a model of unreserved fidelity to God’s invitation to service.