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 28 at 6pm until the closing Mass on Sunday, April 30 at 11am with Bishop Oscar Cantú.
WHERE: St. Maria Goretti Parish
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
6 pm | Opening Mass & Eucharistic Procession
All Night | Silent Adoration begins immediately after mass
All Day/Night | Silent Adoration
Silent Adoration continues until 9:30am
11am | 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!