Its intent is to involve parishioners in praying for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
At the Sunday Mass you attend, a family, couple, individual, or group will volunteer to accept the special chalice into their home to be placed in an obvious location as a reminder of their commitment to prayer.
A vocation prayer will be provided to each recipient for use or they may prefer to choose their own. The idea is that the individual awareness level of our need for capable religious leaders would be enhanced and we will all contribute to a culture of vocations at Our Lady of the Holy Souls that would result in our Loving Father's special blessing. The chalice should be returned to the Church Office by 3 p.m. on Friday of your selected week.
Loving Father, you speak in the hearts of all your sons and daughters. Help us to know your voice and to respond generously. Make us faithful witnesses to your love in the world. Raise up for us young men and women willing to place their lives in the service of your Church. Bless those who today are following that call. Give them a desire to serve you and your people. Help families so that openness and generosity will first be learned in the home. Through the intercession of Mary, whose “yes” brought your Son into the world, give us the courage to respond always according to your will.