At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so beg the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.” Matthew 9:36-38
Jesus asked us to pray for one thing in particular, “laborers for his harvest,” and it is in response to this request that we are excited to announce the Ohio Statewide Day of Adoration for Vocations on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. We are in the midst of securing host sites for this year’s day of prayer. Please check back soon to get the updated list of locations.
This year two bishops will be leading the Catholic faithful in prayer:
Archbishop Schnurr of Cincinnati: Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains – 9:30-10:30AM
Bishop Thomas of Toledo: Holy Trinity in Swanton – 7-8PM
All are welcome to join in these or any other time of prayer throughout the entire day! Here is the complete list of host communities this year.
To publicize your holy hour, please click on the links below:
Here is a map of all the communities across the state of Ohio who are participating this year:
To search the map, click on the rectangle in the upper left hand corner of the map. It will allow you to see the map in full screen and view participating parishes near you.
All host sites have already received the model we recommend for prayer during your holy hour, however if you prefer another format, you may also want to follow this Holy Hour for Vocations or this Serran Holy Hour for Vocations. We encourage communities to adapt one of these or another holy hour format to fit the needs of their particular community.
Here are some components you may want to include in your Holy Hour
- Litany for Vocations
- Intercessions for Vocations
- Prayers for Vocations
- Archdiocesan Prayer for Vocations
- Order Holy Hour Guides, Vocation Prayer Cards, etc.
For more Vocation Awareness Week materials, please visit this page: www.vocationlessons.com and use teacher access code: CinciVocations513 the student access code is: StFrancis513.