Prayers for Priestly Vocations in St. Olav Parish

It is a tradition in the Roman Catholic Church to pray for priestly vocations on the first Thursday of each month. This tradition will now be reestablished in our parish. Prayers for priestly vocations will take place in connection with the adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

The Parish Council discussed the need for prayers for priestly vocations at its meeting on June 4th. The Parish Council encourages all the believers to pray for priestly vocations even if one is not able to participate in the Thursday masses. In “Bønnebok for den katolske kirke” there are prayers for this purpose in the Norwegian language.

Suitable prayers for the purpose in the English language may be found on the Internet, for instance this prayer from

O Lord, my God, You renew the Church in every age by raising up priests outstanding in holiness, living witnesses of Your unchanging Love. In Your Plan for our salvation You provide shepherds for Your people.
Fill the hearts of young men with the spirit of courage and love that they may answer Your call generously. Give parents the grace to encourage vocations in their family by prayer and good example.
Raise up worthy priests for Your Altars and ardent, but gentle servants of the Gospel. Give the Church more priests and keep them faithful in their love and service. May many young men choose to serve You by devoting themselves to the service of Your people.