50TH WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS

ROGATIONISTS and DAUGHTERS OF DIVINE ZEAL IN VIETNAM

CELEBRATE 50TH WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS

On the occasion of the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the WDPV with the theme ‘Vocations as signs of hope founded in faith on April 21, 2013, Good Shepherd Sunday, the feast par-excellance for their founder St. Hannibal Mary Di Francia, the Rogationist of the Heart of Jesus and the Daughters of Divine Zeal are inviting different religious communities to join them in the celebration that aims to foster camaraderie among their discerners/aspirants and to deepen more their faith and their vocation awareness. For this important event different activities are being organized both in Saigon and in Dalat.

In Saigon City, it will be held at the 2nd floor of Tan Sa Chau Parish, with the following schedule of activities:

APRIL 13, 2013 – SATURDAY (Vocation awareness in the breaking of the word)

14g30 – 17g00

PROGRAM

Arrival / Registration/groupings & Welcoming

Opening Prayer / Introduction/ Opening Remarks

Talk on: The WDPV 50 years of journey (50 Yrs. themes and highlight)

Animation/ Sinh Hoat/ short BREAK

By group/ sharing: Common discernment in reading the Pope’s message for the 50th. WDPV

(Identifying values and counter-values from the theme)

Workshop Competition:

Vocation poster making contest with the highlights on vocations, prayer, hope and faith.

 

Pre-activity workshop:  make your own prayer for vocation and poem at home; in your personal prayer time or free time before Saturday, your composition will be then shared to the group to make a common poem and prayer.

- Vocation poem composition

- Vocation prayer composition

APRIL 20, 2013 – SATURDAY (Vocation awareness in thebreaking of the bread’)

15g30 – 17g00

Adoration for Vocations ( in Taize )

- Exposition/ greetings

- sharing of composed prayer

- Gospel reading (calling of the disciples in Mark 10) with or w/o shared reflection.

- Litany for vocations

- Community Prayer

- Benediction

APRIL 21, 2013 -  50th World Day of Prayer for Vocations

 

Meanwhile, in Dalat City, it will be held at the Bishop’s Residence on April 20, 2013 with the Eucharistic Adoration for Vocations and the Holy Mass to be presided by Most Rev. Bishop Anthony Vu Huy Chuong, Bishop of Dalat Diocese. During the celebration there also will be the launching of the Familia-Rog Vietnam with the acceptance of the new members of  the Familia-Rog Dalat Diocese Chapter. Lunch and a short program will follow. 

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