About the Traveling Chalices
What it Is
The Traveling Chalice program is a tool to encourage families and individuals to come together to pray for vocations and to encourage young people to think about the priesthood and religious life. This program provides a physical object on which to focus during prayer.
How it Works
Two chalices were donated to the Vocations Office. Each chalice is packaged with a prayer for vocations in both English and Spanish and directions for what to do once you receive the chalice. Each family or individual who receive the chalice will keep it in their home for one week. At the end of the week, (typically this could occur at the weekend liturgy), it is then packaged up and passed along to another family or individual within the diocese. That person or family then contacts the Vocations Office to track where the chalice is traveling.
Needs it Fulfills
All are called to a vocation whether it is to the single life, married life, brother, sister, deacon or priest. This program aims to help diocesan families become more aware of the need for vocations and the possibility that God may be calling a member of their family to serve the church in a particular way.
If you are interested in starting a Traveling Chalice program in your parish, talk with your priest and contact the Vocations Office at (320)251-5001 for further resources.