Homily – May 21, 2017

May 21st, 2017

If you love me you will keep my commandments, in other words if you really believe who I and what I have said and why I died and rose again then you will try and no matter how many times you may fail you will continue to try to keep my commandments.

It is not those who say Lord, Lord, who will enter the kingdom, it is those who do the will of my Father. It is not those who speak words of love who come to God but those who do loving works speak loving words that come to God.

You’ve heard all this before; love one another as I have loved you. At this Mass we celebrate Jesus’ love for each of us. He handed himself over to people who rejected him and his teachings and then condemned to a shameful and painful death. Even in his agony he prayed, ‘Father forgive them for they know not what they do.’

In the opening prayer at this Mass we prayed, ‘what we live in remembrance we may always hold to in what we do.’ What we live in remembrance is Christ’s dying on the cross out of love for us. ‘May we always hold to in what we do’ is our own struggles to ‘love others as we have been loved by Jesus.

Love one another as I have loved you. It is not easy but Christ asks us to die to our selfishness, our ‘me first ‘attitude and put the needs of others first. He wants us to be there for others as he was there for us.

Jesus wants us to be there for men and women who hunger and thirst for respect and acceptance no matter what their race or faith or life-style. Jesus wants us to be there for the men, women and children who are fleeing civil wars and religious persecution and as strangers seek to be welcomed to our land and you’ve done this many times,

Jesus went out of his way to be there for the sick, the outcast and the forgotten. He challenges us to be conscious of family members and friends who may be isolated at home or in nursing and retirement homes who would be thrilled with a phone call or a visit. What we live in remembrance may we always hold to in what we do.

Jesus taught us to forgive not seven times but seventy seven times those who harmed us in any way. From his cross he forgave those who brought him to this place of shame. What we live in remembrance may we always hold on to in what we do. We are not asked to forget but we are asked to forgive the harm, the hurt and the injustice we’ve endured from family members or friends.

If you love me you will keep my commandments. That’s not easy, it can be a challenge but nourished by the bread of life we can always hold on to in what we do.

Bulletin – May 21, 2017

May 20th, 2017

VICTORIA DAY

Monday, May 22nd is Victoria Day.

The Parish Office will be closed.

There will be no 9:00 AM Mass that day.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to the following children from our parish attending St. Gabriel’s School who received their First Communion as a group on Sunday, May 14th, 2017.

Romela Jane Abad
Nafea Al-Taweel
Richard Antigua
Andres Arias-Lopez
Nyla Maria Callanta
Sofia Cherian
Michela Cologna
Simona Cologna
Fernando Cordova-Guillermo
Cassidy Falcao
Nicole Gonzalez
Julia Izzo
Andrew Kemmesies
Katarina Kim
JinGyu Ella Lee
Braeden McDermott
Vicente AmaroMaturana Toledo
Nathan McDaniel
Thompson Camilla Mendoza
Ogechi Oguamanam
Matthew Palermo
Michael Ramponi
Matias Joaquin Pachas Ramos
Logan Reid
Ian Saldivar-Brittain
Celina Shin
Maya Sobanski
Edouardo Taylor
Mark Reighdem Viado
Cassandra Victorine
Naomi Wright-Bennett
Alessandro Zoppi

It was a beautiful celebration. We wish these young people every blessing and promise to support them with our prayers as they continue on their journey of faith.

GARDEN MINISTRY

The Building Maintenance Committee is currently working with a landscape designer on a new vision for our gardens. If you are interested in participating in the planting and maintenance of the new gardens as well as learning about the plants and their care, please call or email Heather Bennett at 647-774-9742 or heathermjb@gmail.com.

DOORS OPEN TORONTO

Saturday, May 27th
Sunday, May 28th

St. Gabriel’s Church has been selected and will participate in this year’s DOORS OPEN TORONTO 2017. The event, produced by City of Toronto in partnership with the broader community, will celebrate “15 Decades of Canadian Architecture”. This will take place Saturday, May 27th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday, May 28th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

CONFIRMATION

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Sunday, June 4th at 3:00 PM at St. Gabriel’s Church. In preparation for this Sacrament, a Confirmation Retreat will be held on Saturday, June 3rd from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at St. Gabriel’s Church. All candidates must attend.

Candidates are reminded to bring a signed letter from the service coordinator or a parent stating the completion or anticipated date of completion of volunteer service hours.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

May 22nd – May 27th 2017
MONDAY – VICTORIA DAY – No 9:00 AM Mass
TUESDAY – WILLIAM ANDERSON – Requested by Eva Anderson
WEDNESDAY – MAUREEN GAHAGAN – Requested by Margaret Anne Leckie
THURSDAY – ROBIN CARSCADDEN – Requested by the Lopez Family
FRIDAY – MARGARET CALDERONE – Requested by Juliette Alfor
SATURDAY – STEPHEN HOU YU TSAO – Requested by the Bible Study Group

Living the Gospel by caring for the elderly…

“Words cannot convey our gratitude to Elizabeth and to the Society of Sharing for giving our mother a new meaning to her life. Before the friendly visit program started, our mother was very depressed and unmotivated. However, her life changed when Elizabeth started to visit her. Elizabeth is a very kind, energetic and enthusiastic volunteer and her hobby is artwork. She decided to share her talent with our mother and has been giving her art lessons in acrylic painting. The intellectual stimulation has been tremendous and, as a result, has enhanced her health and her quality of life as she relaxes and focuses on her art projects. Thank you again, for all your support.” Last year ShareLife-supported agencies provided outreach programs that met the needs of over 2,200 seniors.

Next ShareLife Sunday is June 4th 2017
Please give generously.

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Each month the food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre.

Rosalie Hall assists young parents and their children to realize their potential through the provision of a wide range of child development, community, residential and educational services.

Good Shepherd provides hot meals and shelter for the homeless in our city as well as a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.

Your food donations are more important than ever as the numbers of needy people continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your generous support.

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE – 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Did you know that in 1975, in response to the unscrupulous practice of peasants being evicted from their land in the name of development, the Bishops’ Conference of Brazil created the Pastoral Land Commission (CPT), which became an important partner of Development and Peace (D&P) For decades, the CPT has been denouncing violence against peasants and advocating for land reform to guarantee access to land. To find out more about the work of D&P or to become a member or donor, visit the website at http://www.devp.org/en/get-involved.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE-UP COLLECTION

The Weekend of June 3rd/4th

The Society for St. Vincent de Paul is holding their annual Bundle Up Collection the weekend of June 3rd/4th.

Bring your gently used clothing, household linens, shoes and small household goods to share with others. Appliances, furniture, building materials, dishes, books and video or audio cassettes cannot be accepted.

A St. Vincent de Paul truck will be in the Church parking lot to receive donations. The truck will be open in the parking lot on Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday, June 4th until 1:00 PM.

Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Mass. The Society will donate, exchange for vouchers or sell these donations to support their outreach efforts. Thank you for your continued support.

THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Your prepared frozen casseroles will be collected at the Masses next weekend for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. More volunteers are needed to help feed the hungry in our city. Three recipes are available on St. Gabriel’s website. Printed copies of the recipes are also available in the Parish Office.

Please remember to mark the label on the pan lid with the name of the casserole. For more information, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.

COLLECTING EYEGLASSES

We are continuing to collect eyeglasses for the Lions Club. Throughout the year, the Lion’s Club volunteers collect used eyeglasses and deliver them to regional Lions Recycling Centres. There volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses. Recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in low and middle income communities where they will have the greatest impact. Please place them in the baskets provided outside the office.

PLANNING TO BE A CATHOLIC TEACHER?

It is important for you to know that to be hired to teach in any Catholic School Board in Ontario, as part of your application for employment, there must be a letter of reference from your pastor. If you are planning to apply to teach in a Catholic School, a contact with the pastor is highly recommended. Please plan to have a conversation with your Pastor early in the process, well before applications are to be submitted.

SECULAR FRANCISCAN “COME AND SEE”

May 24th at 7:00 PM

St. Bonaventure Church, 1300 Leslie Street

If you are intrigued by St. Francis of Assisi; his love of humanity, nature and peace, which has inspired thousands through the ages even to today, you are invited to the “Bonaventure Room” in the Parish Hall at St. Bonaventure Church. Join them and discover his way of life can be lived as a Secular Franciscan even today.

THEOLOGY ON TAP: Serving with Absolute Respect… Unconditional Love

Monday, May 29, 2017 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto

Faith Connections invites young adults, ages 19-39, to join them for an evening of thought-provoking theological discussion in a comfortable and relaxed setting, with special guests: Bruce Rivers, Executive Director of Covenant House.

Munchies will be provided. There is a cash bar. Come and bring a friend! For more information call Kataryna Kuzar at 416-467-2645 or visit www.faithconnections.ca — a ministry of Fontbonne Ministries, Sisters of St. Joseph, Toronto.

SEEING WITH HEART –DAY OF REFLECTION

Saturday, June 3rd from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Catholic Parents of Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons
Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, Pickering, Ontario

A day of Reflection will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre in Pickering. Sr. Mary Rowell, who teaches theology at Regis and St. Michael’s Colleges will facilitate. Jesuit Fr. Robert Foliot will assist.

The cost is $40.00 which includes lunch. For questions and information call John Montague at 416-523-6449.

MASS IN HONOUR OF ST. LORENZO RUIZ

Saturday, June 3rd at 2:00 PM

Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery invites you to a Mass in honour of St. Lorenzo Ruiz on Saturday June 3rd at 2:00 PM. The Mass will be celebrated in Holy Family Mausoleum by Fr. Godofredo Claudio, Pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish.
For more information, please call Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery at 905-889-7467.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE

Weekend of September 22nd, 23rd and 24th 2017

St. Gabriel’s Parish

A Marriage Preparation course will be offered here at
St. Gabriel’s the weekend of September 22nd to 24th. The course will be held Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM. For a registration package please email Marie Deans at deansm@sympatico.ca.

Homily – May 14, 2017

May 14th, 2017

A couple of years ago I was having supper with friends. They invited other guests to supper. I sat next to a woman from Texas and surprise, surprise she wanted to talk about Jesus and the importance Jesus had in her life. She felt sorry for all the people in the world who did not know Jesus. She was quite convinced they were lost. Didn’t Jesus say,’ no one comes to the Father except through me.’

I asked her, what happens to all those good, devoted men and women of other faiths who have never been exposed to our Christian faith? What happens to them? She answered,’ well I didn’t say this Jesus did. That’s true Jesus did say, I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me.

Might we understand these words of Jesus in this way; it is through the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus that the human family is reconciled to God. The passion, death and resurrection of Jesus destroyed the barrier between the human family and God. Jesus told the disciples that he is the way, the truth and the life. He is the way to the father. That way might be seen as the crowded streets of Jerusalem Jesus struggled along and fell on as he made his way to Calvary. Jesus’ way of living and loving and forgiving is to be the norm of our lives. Jesus is the truth. The crucified Christ bears witness to the truth of God’s unconditional love for every human being. Jesus is the life, the eternal life offered to all of us, the life purchased for all of us, not by silver or gold but by his precious blood.

No one comes to God except through Jesus our Christ who died for all humanity. How men and women of other faiths come to God is their fidelity to the teachings of their own beliefs. The fanaticism of some people of some faiths is a distortion of their faiths, just as the fanaticism of some Christians is a distortion of our faith, a betrayal of the commandment, ‘love one another as I have loved you’.

In the Acts of the Apostles we read of Peter’s visit to the home of the pagan soldier Cornelius. Cornelius sent friends to Joppa where Peter was staying to ask Peter to visit him in his home. Peter accepted the invitation but when he came to Cornelius’ home Peter let it be known, ‘it is unlawful for Jews to associate or visit Gentiles but God has shown me that I should not call anyone profane or unclean. He accepted the hospitality of Cornelius and was gifted with this insight, ‘I truly understand that God shows no partiality, that in every nation anyone who fears God and does what is right is acceptable to God.’

God’s life and love and forgiveness are for every person of any faith community and all this comes to all of us through the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus our Christ in ways known only to God.

May we be blessed to see God’s grace and love working in the faith life of good men and women of all faiths.

Bulletin – May 14, 2017

May 13th, 2017

Happy Mother’s Day

To all the Mothers, Grandmothers and Stepmothers, we wish you a very happy Mother’s Day. May you be blessed with the graces you need, with courage, compassion, patience and peace to tend to all those in your care.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to the following children from our parish attending the Children’s Faith Program, Private and other Catholic Schools who received their First Communion as a group on Sunday, May 7th, 2017.

Daniel Albornoz
Jude Black
Avery Chang
Alicia Jooyoung Chung
Darren Coelho
Anthony Cormier
JinGyu Ella Lee
Gavin Manabat
Lucas Tuzi

It was a beautiful celebration. Let us promise to support these young people with our prayers as they continue on their journey of faith.

YOUTH GROUP FLOWER SALE

Saturday, May 13th & Sunday, May 14th

This weekend, May 13th and 14th, the St. Gabriel’s Youth Group will be selling flowers and rosaries for Mother’s Day. These can be given as gifts to mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and sisters. The money raised will go towards the youth’s funds for attending the Steubenville Conference. Please help and support our youth!

GARDEN MINISTRY

The Building Maintenance Committee is currently working with a landscape designer on a new vision for our gardens. If you are interested in participating in the planting and maintenance of the new gardens as well as learning about the plants and their care, please call or email Heather Bennett at 647-774-9742 or heathermjb@gmail.com.

DOORS OPEN TORONTO

Saturday, May 27th
Sunday, May 28th

St. Gabriel’s Church has been selected and will participate in this year’s DOORS OPEN TORONTO 2017. The event, produced by City of Toronto in partnership with the broader community, will celebrate “15 Decades of Canadian Architecture”. This will take place Saturday, May 27th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday, May 28th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

We will require volunteers, working in shifts, to welcome visitors to our Church. If you would like to be a part of this wonderful event, please leave your name with the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

May 15th – May 20th 2017

MONDAY – LOUISE MUSCAT – Requested by Lina Abela-Pulis
TUESDAY – LEWIS ROYES – Requested by Helene Royes
WEDNESDAY – ALL SOULS IN PURGATORY – Requested by The Tsang Family
THURSDAY – ANA NASCIMENTO – Requested by the Nascimento Family
FRIDAY – GERRY & EDNA HATCH – Requested by their Family
SATURDAY – STEPHEN HOU YU TSAO – Requested by the Au Family

CONFIRMATION

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Sunday, June 4th at 3:00 PM at St. Gabriel’s Church. In preparation for this Sacrament, a Confirmation Retreat will be held on Saturday, June 3rd from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at St. Gabriel’s Church. All candidates must attend. Candidates are reminded to bring a signed letter from the service coordinator or a parent stating the completion or anticipated date of completion of volunteer service hours.

Living the Gospel by welcoming refugee families to Canada…

Julie and her younger sister arrived in Canada through the help of the Office for Refugees to meet a resettlement group that welcomed them with a home and open arms. As orphans from a Refugee Camp in Ghana, they now have a safe place to call home in a country where their lives are not threatened. Julie is interested in studying and becoming a nurse in the maternity ward. She feels it is a passion she wants to pursue after watching her mother become ill and pass away after her sister’s birth. They now have hope for a better future and are no longer alone because of the work done through ShareLife-supported Office for Refugees. Last year, the ShareLife-supported Office for Refugees assisted 6,000 people with their resettlement needs.

Next ShareLife Sunday is June 14th 2017
Please give generously.

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Each month the food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre.

Rosalie Hall assists young parents and their children to realize their potential through the provision of a wide range of child development, community, residential and educational services.

Good Shepherd provides hot meals and shelter for the homeless in our city as well as a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.

Your food donations are more important than ever as the numbers of needy people continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your generous support.

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE – 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Did you know that Development and Peace (D&P) responded to the call of Pope Francis in his encyclical ’Laudato Si: On the Care For Our Common Home’ by launching a campaign on climate change and its impact on the poor? As a result the Canadian Government signed the 2015 Paris agreement, and thousands of Canadians pledged to reduce their Carbon footprint.

To find out more about the work of D&P or to become a member or donor, visit the website at http://www.devp.org/en/get-involved.

COLLECTING EYEGLASSES

We are continuing to collect eyeglasses for the Lions Club. Throughout the year, the Lion’s Club volunteers collect used eyeglasses and deliver them to regional Lions Recycling Centres. There volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses. Recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in low and middle income communities where they will have the greatest impact. Please place them in the baskets provided outside the office.

EFFECT HOPE

Leprosy Mission of Canada Stamp Collection Program

Make a difference with your mail! You can get involved by collecting, trimming and sending your used postage stamps to Effect Hope, the Leprosy Mission of Canada.

Please place stamps in the basket provided outside the Parish Office.

Your kindness and compassion are felt by the friends and staff of Effect Hope and by the many people they serve. They look forward to your continued partnership with this mission of healing and hope.

PLANNING TO BE A CATHOLIC TEACHER?

It is important for you to know that to be hired to teach in any Catholic School Board in Ontario, as part of your application for employment, there must be a letter of reference from your pastor. If you are planning to apply to teach in a Catholic School, a contact with the pastor is highly recommended. Please plan to have a conversation with your Pastor early in the process, well before applications are to be submitted.

NEW BEGINNINGS TALK: “On Marriage and Annulments”

Monday, May 15th at 7:00 PM.

Catholic Pastoral Centre, 4th Floor 1155 Yonge St., Toronto.

New Beginnings is presenting a talk entitled “On Marriage and Annulments”, at the Catholic Pastoral Centre on May 15th at 7:00 PM.

Fr. Alexander Laschuk from the Catholic Marriage Tribunal in the Archdiocese of Toronto will discuss the Church’s teaching on the Sacrament of Marriage and why in some cases a declaration of nullity (annulment) is granted.

SECULAR FRANCISCAN “COME AND SEE”

May 24th at 7:00 PM

St. Bonaventure Church, 1300 Leslie Street

If you are intrigued by St. Francis of Assisi; his love of humanity, nature and peace, which has inspired thousands through the ages even to today, you are invited to the “Bonaventure Room” in the Parish Hall at St. Bonaventure Church. Join them and discover his way of life can be lived as a Secular Franciscan even today.

THEOLOGY ON TAP: Serving with Absolute Respect… Unconditional Love

Monday, May 29, 2017 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto

Faith Connections invites young adults, ages 19-39, to join them for an evening of thought-provoking theological discussion in a comfortable and relaxed setting, with special guests: Bruce Rivers, Executive Director of Covenant House.

Munchies will be provided. There is a cash bar. Come and bring a friend! For more information call Kataryna Kuzar at 416-467-2645 or visit www.faithconnections.ca — a ministry of Fontbonne Ministries, Sisters of St. Joseph, Toronto.

SEEING WITH HEART –DAY OF REFLECTION

Catholic Parents of Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons
Saturday, June 3rd from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, Pickering, Ontario
A day of Reflection will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre in Pickering. Sr. Mary Rowell, who teaches theology at Regis and St. Michael’s Colleges will facilitate. Jesuit Fr. Robert Foliot will assist.

The cost is $40.00 which includes lunch.

For questions and information call John Montague at 416-523-6449.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE

Weekend of September 22nd, 23rd and 24th 2017

St. Gabriel’s Parish

A Marriage Preparation course will be offered here at St.Gabriel’s the weekend of September 22nd to 24th
The course will be held Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM. For a registration package please email Marie Deans at deansm@sympatico.ca.

Homily – May 7, 2017

May 7th, 2017

Today is the World Day of Prayer for vocations. We often hear of or read about the vocational crisis. There is a great shortage of priests, especially in Northern Europe and here in North America. Years ago Toronto would have as many as 40 priests being ordained. This year Cardinal Collins will ordain 4 men.

It is the same for religious communities. Our Passionist Communities in the States haven’t had an ordination in the past five years. Luckily we belong to an international community and so we are able to call on other Passionist communities for help to sustain the different ministries in which we are involved. The Passionists in the Philippines and in Kenya were willing to share their wealth with us by sending us Brando and John. After a lot of vetting Cardinal Collins invites priests from other dioceses to come and minister here.

There is a shortage of ordained priests that is world-wide but there is not a shortage of priests. All of you good people are priests because you are baptized. St. Peter wrote that because of our baptism we are all a chosen race, a royal priesthood called to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God. This is called the priesthood of all the faithful, the priesthood of all believers.

You good people exercise your priesthood in so many different ways. For example a priest blesses people. Every time you show respect to another person, regardless of their sex, religion, racial origin or lifestyle you are blessing that person. A priest celebrates Mass; in thanksgiving he offers the body and blood of Christ at the altar. When your offer to God your prayers, works and sufferings of the day you are doing a priestly act. A priest preaches. When you try to live the teachings of Jesus in the way you relate to family members and friends you are doing a priestly work. A priest absolves sins in the sacrament of reconciliation. When you make peace, apologize to a person you’ve hurt and when you make up with someone who has hurt you in anyway, you are doing a priestly thing. A priest anoints the sick. When you are present to someone who is ill, house bound and lonely, you are a priest to that person. If you have a family member or a friend who is alienated from the Church for whatever reason or who live their lives as if God did not exist and you stick with that person, pray for that person and hope that by living your own religious conviction you may bring them back to God, you are doing a priestly thing. To be touched, loved, supported or forgiven by you, priest that you are, is to be touched, loved, supported and forgiven by Christ.

Can we think on this? If the members of the priesthood of all believers were living their priesthood as I’ve described it, might there be more men willing to take on the work of the ordained priesthood?

Today’s gospel is all about Jesus the Good Shepherd. Jesus calls himself a shepherd but he also calls the gatekeeper. I read a description of the Middle Eastern sheepherding practices that tie these two images together.

The sheepfold was a circular wall of stones, topped by barriers of briars and thorns.There was a small opening for the sheep to pass through. Once all the sheep were in, instead of closing a hinged gate the gatekeeper, who was probably one of the shepherds would lie across the entrance and sleep. No one could get in or out without going over his body. Christ the good shepherd laid down his life his sheep as a gatekeeper and as the one who died on the cross. So we pray on this good shepherd Sunday that Christ the Good Shepherd bless the church with shepherds after his own heart?

Pray for vocations.