Adoration for Vocations to be Promoted Worldwide

ROME, JAN. 17, 2005 ( In the Year of the Eucharist, Serra International and the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education are working to make it a year of adoration for vocations.

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On Nov. 24, the two organizations launched the Worldwide Adoration for Vocations campaign in Rome, with John Paul II blessing six monstrances, which will be used to promote the effort in continents worldwide.

The U.S. bishops’ conference officially launched the campaign in North America on Jan. 12 with Adoration for Vocations at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., and concluding with Mass in the crypt.

On Jan. 3, Danny Gonzales, national director of the campaign, presented one of the monstrances blessed by the Pope to Father Edward Burns, executive director of the bishops’ Secretariat for Priestly Formation and Vocations.

The bishops’ conference plans to send the monstrance to various dioceses to promote Adoration for Vocations during the Year of the Eucharist.

Adoration for Vocations is a program that provides the tools and support needed to launch Eucharistic adoration groups in every locality. The program is designed to help faithful rediscover the gift of the Eucharist, while promoting vocations to the priesthood and all forms of consecrated life.

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