Fr. Michael E. Averyt

Permanent Diaconate Formation/Director 

Email: permanentdiaconate(@)padiocese.ca

A Prayer for Those in Discerning

a Vocation to the Diaconate

O God, you have taught us to pray for more labourers in your harvest-field.  We ask you to make those you have called ready to hear and act upon your invitation to diaconal ministry.  Make them at all times sensitive to your guidance, willing to learn and eager to obey.  We ask this in the name of him who came not to be ministered to but minister, Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.  Amen. 

A Prayer for Vocations to Ordained Ministry and the Religious Life

Father, you call each one of us by name and ask us to follow you. Bless your church by raising up dedicated and generous leaders from our families and friends who will serve your people as Sisters, Priests, Brothers, Deacons, and Lay Ministers.  Inspire us as we grow to know you, and open our hearts to hear your call.  We ask this in Jesus’ name.  Amen.