Holy Orders (Vocations)

The Sacrament of Holy Orders

May they be our fellow-workers, so that the words of the gospel may reach the farthest parts of the earth, and all the nations, gathered together in Christ, may become one holy people of God.
                                                        - Rite of Ordination

Does St. Charles parish inspire men to consider God's call to the Priesthood and women to Religious Life?  We know the Holy Spirit is calling many. They need our encouragement. They need to gather strength from our support. They need to know how important their answer is to us all.

Prayer for Vocations

Lord, Jesus Christ,
Good Shepherd of our souls,
you who know your sheep
and know how to reach man's heart,
open the minds and hearts of those young people
who search for and await a word of truth for their lives;
let them understand that only in the mystery of your Incarnation
do they find full light;
arouse the courage of those who know where to seek the truth,
but fear that what you ask will be too demanding;
stir the heart of those young people who would follow you,
but who cannot overcome doubts and fears,
and who in the end follow other voices and other paths which lead nowhere.
You who are the Word of the Father,
the Word which creates and saves,
and the Word which enlightens and sustains hearts,
conquer with your Spirit the resistance and delays of indecisive hearts;
arouse in those whom you call the courage of love's answer:
"Here I am, send me!" (Is 6:8).
To learn more about vocations, please visit the Archdiocese of Winnipeg Website.


St. Charles Catholic Parish
320 St. Charles Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada  R3K 1T7
Tel: (204) 889-3248  Fax: (204) 885-1997  Email: stcharls@mts.net