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To celebrate Vocations Week in the Archdiocese, the Serra Club of Cincinnati and the Five Minute Church are planning the Fourth Annual Bible Reading Novena for vocations to the priesthood and religious life on November 4 - 12, 2017. We read the entire Bible in nine days. Please make plans now to join us for this amazing experience. The NOVENA will be held at St. James of the Valley Roman Catholic Church, 411 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45215. We begin with mass at 8:00 AM on Saturday, November 4. Each day, we read in the chapel from 8 AM to 8 PM, with breaks for mass and adoration on some days. Several hotels are located within a 15 minute drive. In Matthew 18:20,Jesus says, "For whenever two or three are gathered in my name, I am in their midst." Please come to listen, pray, and read with us.
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com The Serra Club of Cincinnati is a 501-c-3 organization. Tax deductible donations may be mailed to Dr. Pamela Heckel, Treasurer, Serra Club of Cincinnati, 488 Compton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45215.
Prayer for Vocations
You have created us for some definite purpose.
Grant us the grace to know the path
You have planned for us in this life
and to respond with a generous “Yes.”
Make our archdiocese, parishes, homes and hearts
fruitful ground for Your gift of vocations.
May our young people respond to Your call
with courage and zeal.
Stir among our men a desire and the strength
to be good and holy priests.
Bless us with consecrated religious and those called to a
chaste single life, permanent deacons,
and faithful husbands and wives,
who are a sign of Christ’s love for His Church.
We commend our prayer for vocations to You, Father,
through the intercession of Mary our Mother,
in the Holy Spirit,
through Christ our Lord. Amen.
– Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.