Catholic Church celebrates Vocations Sunday
Catholic Church world life through The Pontifical Missionary Society in Malawi (PMS) on Sunday celebrated 1 Vocations Sunday at Mzambazi’s St John’s Parish.
The mass was celebrated by Bishop, John Ryan of Mzuzu Diocese delivered his homily, emphasizing to the youth on the importance of choosing right vocations.
“After noting the decline in number of young men willing join priesthood, I ask youth to think of responding positively to priesthood calling,” Ryan said expressing worry that youth are not willing to choose the vocation of joining the vocation,” he said.
Ryan advised parents and the Catholic society to support young people so that they realise right vocations.
Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM), Pastoral Coordinator, Rev. Fr Henry Chinkanda encouraged Christians to pray for those who are serving in different vocations.
“It is important for us to ask ourselves what is my origin and what is my destiny, why was I created? So vocations Sunday tries to promote that,” he said.
Chairperson for Laity Council of Mzuzu Diocese, Virginia Mahata said the laity was the source of all vocations, hence the need for parents to take care of their children so that they grow into productive citizens.
This year’s Vocation Sunday was celebrated under the theme ‘You will be my witnesses to end of the world.’
Vocations Sunday also known as the World Day of Prayer was set aside to encourage youth to think about the future life in the church and the Catholic society.