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Did you know that our Archdiocese is currently blessed with over 50 seminarians? These men, as well as those who are already ordained, need the prayerful support of those of us for whom they have dedicated their lives.
You are invited to join your fellow parishioners in a special ministry of praying for our priests, deacons and religious. It is called the Elijah Cup ministry. This name is taken from the story in 1 Kings 17 in which God answered the prayers of the poor widow of Zarapeth. She was the one who, in the midst of a drought, used the last of her oil and flour to bake a loaf of bread for the prophet Elijah. The miracle was that she was able to bake enough bread for Elijah, her son, and herself for a whole year until the drought ended!
Some people think we are currently in a drought as Church vocations seem to have dried up in recent times. But we know that Christ is always calling. Our prayers can help someone gain the courage and confidence to heed that call. Our faithful prayers can result in an endless supply of vocations, as the widow’s faith resulted in an endless supply of bread.
By receiving and praying with the Elijah Cup you give witness to your faith in the power of prayer. It is so easy to do
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You will be blessed for taking this time for prayer, our Church will become stronger, and many more young Catholics will be inspired to dedicate their lives to the Lord’s work.
"The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few, so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest. Matthew." 9:37-38