The chalice used at Mass is recognized by Catholics as a powerful symbol of the priesthood and the Eucharist. Parishes that participate in the Vocation Chalice program send a blessed chalice home with a different family each week, asking them to pray and reflect on vocations. This powerful initiative serves several purposes:
- It is a highly visible way to raise vocation awareness throughout the entire parish
- It helps individual families spark discussion about a possible priestly or religious vocation among their children
- It is a catalyst for prayer for vocations throughout the week.
This program requires the cooperation of the pastor and a dedicated Vocation Committee. To be successful, the committee must plan the program carefully.
For detailed instructions, order the book Hundredfold: A Guide to Parish Vocation Ministry.