The Servite Vocation Ministry is looking for people who are willing to pray for vocations to religious life!! The Servite Vocation Crucifix program is now being done at Servite parishes around the country, as well as at The Grotto. We join with them to pray for those who may feel a calling towards religious Life.
Each week here at Servite High School, we will hand out the Servite Vocation Crucifix. What you are asked to do is hold the crucifix and pray for vocations. That’s it. You can use one of the vocation prayers provided, another vocation prayer, or make up your own. If you know someone who you think may have a calling to religious life, pray that the person, or persons, discern the call. We ask that you keep the Servite Vocation Crucifix for one week, Monday to Monday, and pray every day.
The directions are simple:
1. Hold the Servite Vocation Crucifix
2. Say a prayer for vocations
That’s it. You can do it by yourself or with others. You can include your students! Use the Vocation Crucifix as your classroom prayer for the week. You can have a student hold the crucifix while another says the prayer. And it wouldn’t hurt to spend a few minutes explaining to your young men the importance of praying for vocations. If you would like me to come in a talk about the vocations, the opportunity to discern them and the reason for prayers, please let us know. In the past, we have had a very good response. This program has inspired many good conversations and may be why we have a number of students now discerning.
We just ask that you pray every day that you have the Servite Vocation Crucifix. It’s that simple!! Though the Servite Order is in need for young men to answer the call and join their Order, do not limit your prayer to just the Servites, or just men. There are young men and women who have heard the call from God and need strength and support to listen to that call, discern it and decide to serve God and His people by joining religious life. Please help them! Your prayers could be the inspiration needed by these men and women.
If you are interested, please let Eddie Murphy know and he will schedule you to be a part of this very special program. If you have any questions, feel free to contact him, firstname.lastname@example.org.