Ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” – Jesus

About the 40 Hours for the Lord Vigil for Vocations

WHY: “Vocations are born in prayer and from prayer, and only through prayer can they persevere and bear fruit.” – Pope Francis

WHO: Catholics of ALL ages

WHAT: Spend time with Jesus, asking for Him to bless our Diocese with many more vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life

WHEN:  The Parish will be open for prayers from April 19 – 21. 

OPENING MASS will be on Friday, April 19 at 7pm with Fr. Eric Piczon.

CLOSING MASS will be on Sunday, April 21 at 8:30 am with Bishop Oscar Cantú.

WHERE: Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish,  1385 Michigan Avenue, Alviso, CA 95002

ORGANIZERS: Diocese of San Jose Vocations Office.

Bring your family and friends to spend an hour with our Lord, asking Him to call more of our young people to service in the priesthood and consecrated life!

Know someone who might be called to these Vocations? Invite him or her to join you in prayer.

Thank you all for helping us make this 40 hour vigil possible!


7 pm | Opening Mass & Eucharistic Procession Trilingual Language
8 pm – midnight | Adoration begins immediately after mass – Vietnamese


12AM-5AM Spanish
5AM -9AM English
9AM-1PM Vietnamese
1PM-5PM Spanish
5PM-9PM English
9PM-1AM Vietnamese


1AM-5AM Spanish
5AM-7:30AM English
7:30AM -8:30AM Silence
8:30 am| Closing Mass with Bishop Oscar Cantu  Trilingual

During your Holy Hour:

This weekend, we would encourage you during your Holy Hour to keep in mind the words of Pope Francis, “…listen and be silent in order to make space for the beauty of God.” 
If you are the only person/group there during the night hours and would like to pray the rosary, Divine Mercy chaplet, or other prayers aloud, please feel free to do so.

If you are new to making a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration and would like to have ideas of how to do so, we would suggest that you begin your prayer time with Jesus by taking a few minutes to offer the hour to Him for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life, especially that they may come from our Diocese, your parish, your family, and your friends.  There will also be a wide range of prayer materials available outside the chapel and a basket inside.
Please encourage your friends and family to join you during your Holy Hour, or to stop by at any point during the weekend, even if just for a short period of time.

Your prayers are worth more than we can express.  May you have a blessed weekend!

Rosary for Vocations

Download Prayer for Vocations Card Below


    We ask that all pray in silence throughout the 40 Hours of Adoration, to facilitate individual prayer and recollection.
    Schedule of Prayers Based on Languages: Note: Late night hours are most needed for signups, so that we know people are there.
    7 pm | Opening Mass & Eucharistic Procession Trilingual
    8 pm | Adoration begins in Vietnamese

    Note: Late night hours are most needed for signups, so that we know people are there.

    All Day | Silent Adoration
    All Night | Silent Adoration


    Silent Adoration continues until 9:00 am
    10 am | Closing Mass with Bishop Oscar Cantu


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