Vocations Prayer Chalice


Praying for Vocations - Every Catholic's Responsibility

St. Michael will begin a new Ministry - VOCATIONS PRAYER CHALICE - on November 4, 2018. Each week at the 10:00 a.m. Sunday Mass, the celebrant will call a volunteer family, individual, or couple forward to receive a blessing and the chalice to take home and set in a place of honor.

Each day for a week, during prayer time, they commit to using the chalice as a focal point to pray for religious vocations, praying especially for those in our parish and family who the Holy Spirit is calling to the priesthood or religious life.

Prayer is the most powerful way to support vocations. When we pray for vocations, we lift up to our Father those men and women who he is calling in a very special way. It is our hope that the fruit of this ministry will raise up a culture at St. Michael that fervently prays for and supports vocations.

  • Families, couples, and singles are encouraged to sign-up for a week of prayer.
  • To sign up for a week contact Carla Hertel at the parish office at 765-647-5462 or via email at stmichael@etczone.com. Please include your name, phone number and email address.
  • Vocation prayer cards will be included with the chalice.
  • You are encouraged to keep one of the prayer cards and continue to pray daily for religious vocations.
  • You will receive a notice of your assigned week and a reminder the week before.
  • During the 10:00 a.m. Mass, the weekly recipients will be called to the altar after communion to receive a blessing and the chalice.
  • The recipients will take the chalice and green bag with prayer cards home and pray the vocation prayer daily and any other prayers they would like to add.
  • They will return the chalice before the 10:00 a.m. Mass the following week and place it on the offertory gift table located in the back of the church.
  • The chalice will be brought up with the offertory gifts during Mass and placed on the altar.