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: From the opening Mass on Friday, April 23  at 7 PM until the closing Mass on Sunday, April 25 at 10 AM. with Bishop Oscar Cantú.

WHERE: St. John Vianney, 4600 Hyland Ave., San Jose, CA, 408.258.7832, https://sjvnews.net

ORGANIZERS: Diocese of San Jose Vocations Office.

Bring 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 for helping us make this 40 hour vigil possible!

40 Hours for the Lord Vigil Sign Up Form

  • SIGN UP FOR A HOLY HOUR
    I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father. ~ Jesus (Matt 18:19)
    We ask that all pray in silence throughout the 40 Hours of Adoration, to facilitate individual prayer and recollection.
    Note: Late night hours are most needed for signups, so that we know people are there.
  • FRIDAY SCHEDULE
    6 pm | Opening Mass & Eucharistic Procession
    7 pm | Silent Adoration begins

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

    All Day | Silent Adoration
    All Night | Silent Adoration


  • SUNDAY SCHEDULE

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


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  • Spread the Word

    Please tell your friends, family, and parish about 40 Hours for the Lord! Spread the word through Social Media (find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dsjvocations), and using the material on our website: www.dsj.org/40hours.

FRIDAY SCHEDULE

7 pm | Opening Mass & Eucharistic Procession
8 pm | Silent Adoration begins
All Night | Silent Adoration

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

All Day | Silent Adoration
All Night | Silent Adoration

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

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

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.

Here is a website with suggestions as well:  http://www.mark-shea.com/htmahh.html

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!

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