Catholic Church Celebrates Vocation Sunday, MW Changes Approach in Vocations
Sunday April 30th 2023, is no ordinary Sunday in the religious circles for the Catholic Church.
It is a special day.
The Church around the globe is celebrating this year’s World Vocations Sunday.
Here in Malawi, the Archdiocese of Lilongwe is hosting the main event at Our Lady of Victory, Madisi Parish in Dowa.
Having noted the gaps in information and knowledge among the youth on vocations, the Pontifical Mission Society of Malawi is this year piloting a new model of Peer-to-Peer Vocations promotion to woo more youths understand and respond to their calling.
PMS National Director Father Vincent Mwakhwawa speaking to Zodiak Online ahead of this year’s celebrations said the new approach is in response to changes in access to information globally.
“Previously, it has been priests and some religious leaders leading the vocations. But the numbers are not tallying. This new approach of peer to peer is flexible and very effective as young people will be able to reach out to each other. The Archdiocese of Lilongwe has been tasked to lead this here in Malawi. We hope youths will like and benefit from this approach” said Fr Mwakhwawa.
This year's Vocations Sunday is commemorated under the theme “Hearts on fire, feet on the move” adapted from Luke 24 verse 13- 35.