Catholic Current – Week of April 27, 2023
On April 30, many parishes will take up the Catholic Home Missions Appeal to support essential pastoral programs in financially challenged dioceses and eparchies in the United States through the annual Catholic Home Missions Appeal. Read the most recent annual report.
Also on April 30, the Catholic Church will also mark the 60th annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Celebrated on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, the World Day of Prayer for Vocations is often referred to as “Good Shepherd Sunday” in reference to the Gospel reading that teaches that Jesus is the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep. Read the press release and the recent ordination class report.
Reviewing your day in prayer is a great way to let Jesus help you make sense of what is happening in your life, Pope Francis told people who joined him Sunday for the midday recitation of the "Regina Coeli" prayer. Read the CNS Rome news story and watch the video online: Pope: Reflect on your day with Jesus.