Two days before the 55th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, our parish, in communion with the other parishes in the Archdiocese of Manila held an hour of Eucharistic Adoration intended to pray for more vocations in the priestly, religious, and missionary life. It took place inside the parish church on April 20, 2018, Friday, following the 6:15 PM mass, and was presided by Fr. Mark Marbella.
In his reflection, Fr. Mark shared a bit about his own vocation story, back to the time when he constantly feels that God is pulling him, yet he remains unsure of what decision to make. He also added that attentiveness to God speaking to us in silence is important in discernment, and that major decisions in life should not be rushed, but instead needs careful discernment. He further shared that in every vocation, it is always God who takes the initiative, and our role is to listen and respond to his call. It is not necessary to be a clergy or consecrated person to be holy. Holiness may be found even in the ordinariness of life, and is a common vocation for each us baptized.