The Fourth Sunday of Easter is also known as Good Shepherd Sunday. In the readings at Holy Mass we hear of Christ under the title of The Good Shepherd. To quote the Gospel Acclamation ‘I am the Good Shepherd, says the Lord. I know my own sheep and my own know me’.
On this Sunday we are asked to pray especially for an increase in Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life. Some people call this day Vocations Sunday. At St Mary’s we held a period of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament concluding with Benediction. This service was live streamed so parishioners could participate from home.