Archdiocese holds holy hour for vocations

Staff report

CINCINNATI — The Archdiocese of Cincinnati will hold a Holy Hour for Vocations on Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 7 to 8 p.m. at more than 20 parishes simultaneously across the archdiocese. More parishes will open their doors for a Holy Hour on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of this week as well.

In Shelby County, Holy Hour will be observed at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney and at St. Michael Catholic Church in Fort Loramie on Nov. 4 from 7 to 8 p.m.

A Holy Hour is a special time set aside for prayer in front of the tabernacle in which Jesus is uniquely present in the Blessed Sacrament, archdiocese officials said.

This special Holy Hour will give young and old alike the opportunity to come together in prayer, answering Jesus’s one prayer request, “Beg the harvest master to send out laborers for the harvest” (Matthew 9:38).

“Not only will this be a great opportunity to pray for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life, but also it will be an opportunity to grow in a sense of community as the local church,” said Wayne Topp, assistant director of the Vocation Office.

Staff report