Knights’ plea for vocational prayers

The Knights of the Southern Cross have invoked the power of prayer for religious vocations as part of Prayer Crusade Week.

Giuseppe Gigliotti, a state council representative for Knights of the Southern Cross Tasmania and a member of the Mersey Leven Branch, urged all parishes, colleges and schools to support the prayer initiative.

“All Catholics in Tasmania are once again invited to join the Knights of the Southern Cross in their 15th Prayer Crusade to pray for an increase in the number of Catholics willing to serve the Church in the priesthood, diaconate and religious life, including service as Catholic chaplains in the Australian Defence Force,” Mr Gigliotti said in the lead-up to prayer week.

“There is an urgent need for priests, deacons and religious brothers and sisters throughout Australia, particularly in the case of Catholic chaplains for the Australian Defence Force, who look after the welfare of servicemen/women and their families.”

The Knights of the Southern Cross prayer for vocations featured on bookmarks which were distributed to parishes. The week ran from October 17 to 24.

The Knights of the Southern Cross is a Catholic lay fraternal order that promotes the Christian way of life throughout Australia.

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