The purpose of the Traveling Chalice program is to encourage everyone to pray and promote vocations to the Priesthood, Diaconate, Married and Religious Life. The consecrated Chalice is used as a focal reminder of Christ's body and blood as central to our faith and the role of our priests at Mass. The chalice aids us in focusing our prayer time for this special intention and need in the Diocese of Rapid City.
How the Program Works
Each week a family can sign up to receive the wooden chest the chalice and paten are housed in. The family can either receive it at the weekend Mass they attend or pick it up in the office. The family then takes the chalice home and places it in a place of honor to pray daily during the week for an increase of vocations. The beautiful handmade box the chalice resides in is thanks to George Miller. The chalice was presented to Fr. Andrzej Wyrostek by the Knights of Columbus.
Sign up to host the consecrated Chalice in your home by calling Amy at 787-5168.
Diocese of Rapid City Prayer for Vocations
Inflame our hearts with the fire of your love. Inspire our families to eagerly say "yes" to the Holy Spirit, as did Mary and Joseph. Help our parishes become schools of prayer, forming intentional disciples of Jesus who desire to live for him.
Assist us in building a culture of vocations, creating an environment where all disciples will seek your will for their lives.
Teach married couples to live their vocation in the Spirit of Christ so that their families may become a "domestic Church," reflecting the life of the Trinity.
Inspire young men and women to seek a living encounter with your Son so that they will courageously respond to your call to priesthood or consecrated life, giving themselves generously to the Church in service of the Gospel.
We ask Mary, Mother of the Church and our Mother, to intercede for us.
Pour out anew upon our diocese your Holy Spirit and make us courageous witnesses of Christ's love.
May our lives "attract and form intentional disciples who joyfully, boldly and lovingly proclaim and live the mission of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.