Sunday, January 8, 2012

Vocation Chalice

Our parish began a new ministry a few months ago called the "Vocation Chalice".  Each week a family gets to take home this beautiful chalice and rosary and are to pray for vocations for the week.

The chalice is carved from olive wood from Jerusalem and was personally blessed by Pope Benedict XVI in May of 2011.  It was also placed near the tomb of Blessed John Paul II.

The detail on this chalice is just wonderful.  I've heard that many blessings have come to the families who have had this in their home.  The very holy woman who started all of this urged us to pray, not only for vocations, but for anything we needed or wanted.  No matter what the outcome, it will be an incredible blessing to have this in our home for the week.