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CATHOLIC CHURCH COMMEMORATES VOCATIONAL SUNDAY

By Patrick Ng’ambi MANA

Mzuzu Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in conjunction with its subordinate parishes on Sunday celebrated the 60th World Day of Prayers for Vocations at St Dennis Parish in Rumphi.

The Church celebrates the day on the fourth Sunday of Easter to pray for different vocations in the church and encourage young people to take up the path of Christian discipleship by joining different vocations.

Speaking after the celebrations, Pontifical Mission Societies’ Director in the Diocese of Mzuzu, Father Philip Luke Shaba, said Vocation Sunday is an important day because the church prays for people to follow various vocations in serving the church.

Shaba then called on the youths to answer the call of countless vocations within the church, considering that the church has fewer ministers.

Mzuzu Diocesan Vocations Director, Reverend Father Peter Ndolo, said Vocation Sunday unveils the vocations in the church and how people can respond to such vocations.

Ndolo said the diocese is putting in place several measures and strategies for wooing youths to answer the call of being ministers of the church.

Mphatso Chipeta, a girl who wishes to become a sister, applauded the church for holding the day, saying it has enlightened her on the requirements needed for one to become a sister.

The theme for the day was “Hearts on fire, feet on the move” and was adapted from Luke 24 verses 13-35.

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