May 21-29, 2022
Novena Prayer for #OblateVocations


May 21-29, 2022
Novena Prayer for #OblateVocations

It has become a tradition that the Oblate family unite in prayer for vocations during the Oblate Novena Prayer beginning on May 21, the feast of St. Eugene de Mazenod, through May 29. This year, we are proposing a novena prayer with Mary Immaculate, in commemoration of the 200 years of the experience of the Founder before the Oblate Madonna, on August 15, 1822. During the last three days of the novena prayer, we will also remember in our prayers the 2nd Oblate Lay Associations Congress.

The Vocation ministries of OMI Lacombe Canada, the US Province and Anglo-Irish Province would like to invite you to come together to pray for vocations. We’ll be posting every day a short video reflection on our social media. Oblates and Oblate Associates are also invited to gather virtually on ZOOM every day of the Novena at 3:00pm Eastern Time, that’s 8:00pm in Ireland, to get to know each other and pray together.

The Prayer portion of the gathering will be streamed LIVE on respected Facebook Page for the public:

May 21, 24, 27: OMI Lacombe Canada

May 22, 25, 28: OMI Vocations US Province

May 23, 26, 29: OMI Vocations – England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland & Denmark

Let’s unite in prayer and boldly ask for new vocations to the Oblate religious life and priesthood. Let’s “leave nothing undared”!

Novena Prayer (text):

Invitation Video:

Grateful for all your prayers,
Fr. Jarek Pachocki OMI – OMI Lacombe Canada Vocation Director
Fr. Victor M. Patricio-Silva OMI – US Province Vocation Director
Fr. Irvin Morastil OMI – Vocation Director for England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Denmark