My headline is ironic as it says what I would like to hear but the "NO" refers in a most clever way to Novus Ordo General Intercessions.
Most parishes use canned ones. Some parishes write their own. Most are directed to the people in front of the one proclaiming the intercessions or the one proclaiming the intercession is telling God what He should do. In either case General Intercessions are horrid in content, Catholic spirituality and theology of prayer.
Let us have NO more General Intercessions which would save precious time that could be given to praying the Roman Canon which includes all the General Intercessions necessary in any Mass without making them up or making them into sermons or acts of praise for whom the Intercessions are intended.
Here are some recommended Intercessions for vocations from one American diocese that capture my lament and the reason why I advocate NO General Intercessions!
Vocation General Intercessions
First Sunday of Advent 2016 to Feast of Christ the King 2017
Attn: Pastors and Parish Vocation Promoters
First Sunday of Advent – November 27, 2016
That those called to plow the Lord’s vineyard with the sword of His Word and Spirit will respond with generosity in serving Him as a priest, deacon or consecrated religious, we pray to the Lord.
Second Sunday of Advent -- December 4, 2016
For all those especially chosen by Christ to "prepare the way of the Lord" in their hearts and the hearts of His people as priests, deacons, brothers and sisters, we pray to the Lord.
Third Sunday of Advent -- December 11, 2016
For men and women called by the Lord to be priests, deacons and consecrated religious, that the peace of Christ will guard their hearts and minds as they proclaim the good news of salvation to His people, we pray to the Lord.
Fourth Sunday of Advent -- December 18, 2016
For a deeper trust and docility to the Holy Spirit among persons discerning a call to serve Christ as a priest deacon or in the consecrated life, we pray to the Lord.
Christmas -- December 25, 2016
That as Joseph and Mary welcomed the gift of the Child Jesus, all mothers and fathers will prayerfully foster each of their children’s vocations in Christ and especially welcome His call for priests, brothers and sisters, we pray to the Lord.
Feast of the Holy Family – (moved to Friday, December 30, 2016)
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God -- January 1, 2017
That through our Blessed Mother’s intercession, all those being called to holiness as priests, deacons and in the consecrated life, will find joy and faithfulness in their vocations, we pray to the Lord.