The BLESSED TRINITY VOCATIONS COMMITTEE is a ministry devoted to fostering, encouraging, supporting, and praying for all types of vocations.
Heavenly Father, in the example of the Holy Family, you teach us how to live as a loving family. From Jesus, Mary and Joseph, we learn that you have given each of us a special place in your plans for the world. Each of us has a call – a vocation – to be holy as a married, single lay person, or as a priest, a deacon or a religious brother or sister. Make us a kind and understanding family so that we will help one another discover his or her vocation and follow it faithfully. With Mary and Joseph, we ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen
The Elijah Cup
Available for anyone (but preferably families) to take home and host for one week at a time following the 8:45am, 11:00am, and 5:00pm Sunday Masses. The cup is received from the priest/celebrant at the altar during the reading of announcements. A case for carrying the cup home and back again is kept in the sacristy and is to be given to the host(s) by the sacristan in the vestibule on the way out of church. At home the cup is placed in a prominent place. Each day for a week, during prayer time (morning, bedtime or at meals), the hosts pray for an increase and perseverence of vocations, then the following Sunday they return the cup to be presented again at the same Mass with the gifts of bread and wine at the offertory. Within the case are several prayer booklets and a prayer journal for the hosts to enter a thought, prayer or scripture verse relating to their experience with the cup. Over time this diary becomes a spiritual journal for the parish. Praying for vocations is the most powerful way to support vocations. A vocation is a call from the Holy Spirit that is nurtured in prayer. When we pray for vocations, we lift up to Our Father everyone seeking a vocation, but especially those men and women whom He is calling in a very special way. We hope that those who bring the cup home will continue to pray for vocations daily.
If you would like to sign up for the Elijah Cup, do so in the book for presenting the offertory gifts located on the podium in the church’s vestibule. Please be certain that the Sacristan knows before Mass starts that you have signed up to take the cup home so that he/she can inform father to call your name to come forward to get the cup spontaneously please leave your name and contact information in the sign up book on your way out of church.