Quarant Ore for the Year of Priestly Vocations in the Diocese of Lancaster
St. Clare's was one of the two parishes in the Diocese that hosted the Quarant Ore for the launch of the Year of Priestly Vocations in our Diocese. The Quarant Ore started on Friday evening with a Holy Hour and continued right through until the Holy Hour at 3pm on Sunday afternoon which brought an end to this period of prayer for priestly vocations.
A good number of people volunteered from our parish and from parishes around the Deanery to spend some time in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Many other people over the forty hours visited St. Clare's to pray for vocations to the priesthood. For the closing holy hour this afternoon over seventy people came together to pray for priestly vocations. This year will see many activities promoting priestly vocations in our Diocese: the vocations team will be visiting parishes and schools to promote vocations to the priesthood. Every person in Mass this weekend in the Diocese has been given a prayer card containing the special prayer for this Year of Priestly Vocations in our Diocese. Parish Priests have been asked to say this prayer as a parish at the end of each Mass during the Year of Priestly Vocations. We ask everyone to please say this prayer every day and ask the Lord of the harvest to send labours into His harvest.