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Matthew 4:19

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Diocese of Winona-Rochester Prayer for Vocations

Loving Father, source of all that is good, we beg you to look upon us with mercy and love. As your beloved sons and daughters, redeemed in the blood of Jesus Christ, we seek to do your will in every action of our lives.

We beg you now to pour out Your Holy Spirit upon the Diocese of Winona-Rochester and help each member of this diocese to live out the call to holiness given to them in baptism.

Please grant us many priests and consecrated persons to serve Your Church, strong and holy marriages that serve as a sign of Your self-giving love, and single men and women who are intent on living out Your plan for their lives.

Let each of us be more deeply conformed to Your Son, Jesus Christ.

Help us to live in holiness and love, keep us on the path You have marked out for us, which leads to eternal life with You.

May Your grace be abundant as we rejoice in hope and confidently trust in Your Divine Providence each day.

With grateful hearts, we ask this prayer through the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in the name of Jesus Christ, who is Lord, forever and ever. Amen.


Rev. Jason Kern

Director of Vocations

55 W. Sanborn Street
PO Box 588
Winona, MN 55987
Email: jkern@dowr.org
Phone: 507-454-4643 x253
Fax: 507-454-8106

Paula Watembach


55 W. Sanborn Street
PO Box 588
Winona, MN 55987
Phone: 507-858-1266
Fax: 507-454-8106
Email: pwatembach@dowr.org