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Vocation Cross Prayer Program


Do you know why every Sunday our Priests hand out a Vocation Cross Bag at the close of each mass?

At the close of every weekend mass, a family, couple or individual comes forward to receive a Vocation Cross Bag. Inside the bag is a cross, a folder with prayers which can be used to pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood, religious life, married and single life.   By receiving the cross, participants commit themselves to a week of prayer, once per day for vocations on behalf of our parish.

How can you as an individual or family support this effort?

Participate by volunteering to take home a Vocation Cross Prayer Bag and pray for children, teens, young adults and adults especially here in our church community, who are searching for God’s will in their lives and for discernment of the various vocations.   How does God want us to serve him and His Church? Prayer will lead us to God’s call upon our lives.

Remember faithful and persistent prayer is the greatest gift you can give to yourself and to others!

How can you sign up?

Through your prayers and participation in this program, we will begin to create and support a healthy culture of vocations here at St. Anthony’s. May God continue to bless those who have chosen a Vocation and are serving God within that vocation. As a parish let us not forget to pray for those children, teens, young adults and adults who are discerning a vocation, that our faithful and persistent prayers might assist others to hear God’s will and respond.

Questions or to sign-up via email contact Gerlinde Lamer 503-639-4179 ext. 122 or Toni Stotts/St. Anthony’sVocation Promoter 503-579-3550/

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