The Office of Vocations for the Archdiocese of San Francisco has announced Holy Hours June 10, 3 p.m., at churches in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties.
“There will be seminarians and probably some discerners at the various Holy Hours, but it is open to everyone to come and pray for vocations to the priesthood in response to ‘Jesus’ command to pray to the Harvest Master that he might send laborers into his vineyard,’” Father Patrick Summerhays, director of vocations for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, told Catholic San Francisco.
The Holy Hours, held at a time of year when the archdiocese usually ordains new priests, are “in response to our having no ordinations to the priesthood this year in San Francisco,” Father Cameron Faller, assistant director of vocations for the archdiocese, said. Holy Hours in each county will make the prayer opportunity accessible to as many people as possible, Father Faller said.
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone will preside at the Holy Hour in San Francisco at St. Cecilia Church. Father Tom Martin will preside at the Holy Hour at St. Matthew Church in San Mateo, and Father Andrew Ginter will preside at the Holy Hour at St. Isabella Church in San Rafael. Both priests are also assistant directors of vocations for the archdiocese.
Signing up at Invisible Monastery website, he said, is a specific way people can commit to personally pray for vocations: www.invisiblemonastery.com.
Full story at Catholic San Francisco.
On May 25, three men will be ordained to the priesthood at the Cathedral of Christ the Light:
On May 25, three men will be ordained to the priesthood at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland.
They are Rev. Mr. Jimmy Macalinao; Rev. Mr. Jose Arturo Bazan; and Rev. Mr. Mario Rizzo.
And, in a first for the Diocese of Oakland, a permanent deacon is being ordained to the priesthood.
Full story at Catholic Voice Oakland.