Vocational Week in the Parish dedicated to Our Lady of Visitation, at Għarb

Throughout this week, from Sunday 4th to Friday 9th November, the Vocations Group within the Seminary organised a week of prayer for vocations at the parish of Għarb.  All the Masses said at Għarb during this week included an invocation of the faithful for vocations.  Various other activities were held to mark this week.  On Tuesday 6th November, two seminarians visited Għarb and led a gathering for children attending catechism lessons.  This meeting was held at the parish church.  The seminarians based their talk on Samuel’s call and shared with those present their own call for priesthood.  On Thursday evening, two other seminarians led an hour of solemn adoration for vocations.  Prayers were said for priests and for further vocations from the parish.  The last activity was held on Friday evening when the whole community of the Seminary joined the parrochial community for Mass at the parish church.  Fr Daniel Xerri, Rector of the seminary, led the celebration and Deacon Gabriel Gauci delivered the homily.  The Deacon explained that the first reading of the day (Ez 47,1-2.8-9.12) calls on the parish community, the living stones of the Church, to be like a spring of water that carries Christ from the source (the Church) to every place (especially to that place where the presence of God is missing).  If such a call is addressed to every Christian, it is addressed more strongly to the priest, who is the chosen one of Christ.