Monday, January 2, 2006

The "Seventh Trumpet" Mass

From Diocese of Manchester ~ Office of Vocations ~ Live in Black and White:

The Seventh Trumpet Mass is an additional way you can actively and powerfully promote and encourage priestly vocations. Msgr. Anthony Frontiero and Fr. Jason Jalbert from the Office of Vocations are excited to offer you this initiative which will draw together Catholic men, women, and children from all parts of New Hampshire to pray for vocations to the priesthood. Just imagine the blessings that will come from 1,000 people worshipping and praying to the Lord for an increase in priestly vocations! All we are asking is that for one Sunday a month 1,000 Heralds commit to the Seventh Trumpet Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester which will be followed by one half hour of silent Adoration. This monthly program will begin on Epiphany Sunday, January 8 , 2006, at 3pm and will end at 4:30pm. We are confident that the Seventh Trumpet Mass and the prayers of each individual Herald will as St Paul says, “accomplish far more than we ask or imagine, by the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever.” Amen.

2 comments:

  1. Well, I certainly wish we'd do something like this in every diocese. Here in the Diocese of St. Augustine, we appear resigned to few vocations. (Of course, some folks even think it's high time and are gearing up for Lay Eccesial Ministries.)

    Instead of drooping, consolidating, handing things off, and generally giving up, why don't we all pray? Sadly, I'm afraid the answer is that we don't really believe in a God who actually does things.

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  2. Some of us do! I'll join you: where two or three or gathered...

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