Holy Mother of the Good Shepherd,
turn your motherly care to our diocese.
Intercede for us to the Lord of the harvest
to send more laborers into the harvest.
Queen of Peace, Mirror of Justice,
inspire vocations to the priesthood in our time.
Let the word of your Son be made flesh anew
in the lives of persons anxious to proclaim
the Good News of everlasting life.
Draw them near to the heart of your Son
so that they can understand the beauty and the joy
that awaits them when the Lord Jesus calls them
to be His witnesses.