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Archdiocese to hold Holy Hour for vocations

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Father Benedict O'Cinnsealaigh, rector of Mount St. Mary's Seminary of the West, uses incense before the Blessed Sacrament at an event last July. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
Father Benedict O’Cinnsealaigh, rector of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, uses incense before the Blessed Sacrament at a rosary rally last July. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

Press Release

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati will hold a Holy Hour for Vocations on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 7 to 8 p.m. at more than 20 parishes across the archdiocese. Even more parishes will open their doors for Holy Hours on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of the same week.

A holy hour is a special time set aside for prayer in front of the tabernacle, in which Jesus is present in the Blessed Sacrament.

This special Holy Hour will give young and old alike the opportunity to come together in prayer, answering Jesus’s one prayer request, “Beg the harvest master to send out laborers for the harvest.” (Matthew 9:38)

“Not only will this be a great opportunity to pray for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life, but also it will be an opportunity to grow in a sense of community as the local Church,” said Wayne Topp, assistant director of the Vocation Office. “All are invited to visit www.cincinnativocations.org and click on ‘Archdiocesan Holy Hour for Vocations’ in the top banner. Once there, find the nearest local parish and come join us in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.”

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is celebrating National Vocation Awareness Week during the first full week of November (Nov.1-8, 2015). To help schools and parishes in raising awareness about vocations, the Vocation Office has sent Vocation Resource packets out to each parish and school along with access to vocation lessons for all grade levels.

For more information about this effort, please call Wayne Topp in the Vocation Office at 513-421-3131.

Posted Oct. 27, 2015

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