St Peters Catholic Primary School

St Peters Catholic Primary School

Good Shepherd Sunday

Sunday 12th May 2019

Good Shepherd Sunday provides an opportunity

to thank God for the gift of priesthood.

 

God, thank you for loving me.

In Baptism you called me by name to live as your child.

Help all your people to know their call in life.

For your greater glory, raise up generous leaders to serve as priests, deacons, sisters, and brothers.

Amen.

Good Shepherd Sunday occurs on the fourth Sunday in the Easter Season. The name derives from the gospel reading for the day, which is taken from the tenth chapter of John's Gospel. In this reading Christ is described as the "Good Shepherd" who lays down his life for his sheep.

'I am the Good Shepherd, says the Lord; I know my own sheep and my own know me'.  St John's Gospel  10.14