Vocations Ministry

The Parish Chalice for Vocation Ministry is a program for parishioners to take the chalice home to display it in a prominent place for the family to see as a reminder for prayer. At a special time each day, the family comes together to pray for answered calls for priests, deacons, brothers, sisters, marriages and lay ministers.

St. Mary’s Parish School also has a chalice that is passed from classroom to classroom each week, allowing students the opportunity to pray for vocations.

To sign up to receive the chalice for a week, place your name and phone number on the sheet outside the glass doors into the church, call the Parish Office (254-773-4541) or Phil Everett (254-721-8142).

O Father, you desire all of us to be happy.

Stir up the grace of a religious vocation in the hearts of many men and women.

Grant to them the willingness and generosity to give of themselves, their lives, their time and their talents to the service of Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord and Savior, and to His Holy Church.

May more men and women go forth as priests, deacons, brothers and sisters to bring the truths of our Catholic faith to all others so that soon they, too, may know You better and love You more…  and serving You, be truly happy.

Amen.