Blessed Sacrament Families,

As a Catholic School, we have the unique ability and responsibility to promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life.  While we hope that our students become doctors, lawyers, engineers, scientists, military personnel, and other admirable professionals, we also pray that they are open to God’s calling to become priests, sisters, or brothers in our Catholic Church.

Beginning this November, we invite families to host our Vocations Prayer Box in their homes. The Vocations Prayer Box was blessed by Bishop Gary Janak when he visited Blessed Sacrament for Time with Jesus.  This box can be placed in your family’s prayer corner, living area, or other part of your home so that during the week, families can pray for an increase in vocations in the Archdiocese of San Antonio and in our Catholic Church.

The Vocations Prayer Box includes:

  • A Chalice used at a Mass here at Blessed Sacrament represents the Priesthood.
  • A Cross with the words Poverty, Chasity, and Obedience (Religious Vows) taken by Religious Sisters and Brothers.
  • A battery-operated candle represents the Light of Christ that lives in the Domestic Church (The Family’s Home).
  • A prayer card with a Prayer for Vocations that can be recited by the host family.
  • A uniform skirt base representing the Blessed Sacrament Catholic School community.

When a host family signs up, the students in that family are called up following the weekly School Mass.  Father Chris, or the presiding Priest, will present the Vocations Prayer Box to the students and thank them for their role in praying for vocations.  Students will take the Vocations Family Box home and incorporate it into their family’s daily prayers.  The following Thursday, the Vocations Prayer Box is brought back to the School Office to prepare for the next host family the following day.

Those families who are interested in serving as host families are invited to sign-up using the form below.  Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions regarding the Vocations Prayer Box or about hosting it in your home.  May our Blessed Mother continue to be with us as we bring more priests, religious sisters, and brothers to her Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ!

In service to the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament,

Michael Fierro