Elijah Vocation Cup
What is the Elijah Cup?
The Elijah Cup ministry has as its main focus to pray for an increase in priestly and religious vocations. Each week, a family, couple, or individual that has previously signed up, will receive the Elijah Cup Chalice at the Mass during the announcements. The person or persons are called forth, and the Elijah Vocation Cup is given. For that week, the chalice remains with them as a focal point of prayer in their homes, dedicated specifically for an increase in priestly and religious vocations. The Elijah Cup travels with a prayer book that contains several daily prayers and several names of the Seminarians studying for the Archdiocese of Miami so that the family can pray for them individually. At the end of the week the chalice is returned before Mass starts, and is then handed over to the next person or family that signed up.
Why is it called the Elijah Cup? The scriptural basis of this program comes from the Old Testament reading of Elijah and the widow (1 Kings 17: 8-15), where God promises the widow that by providing food for Elijah of what little she had, "the jar of flour shall not go empty, nor the jug of oil run dry ." At this command, the widow and her son were able to eat for a year without running out of food. Likewise, through this program, by offering what we have, we pray that God will provide and we will see an overflow of vocations in the parish, the deanery and the archdiocese at large.
If you are interested in praying for Vocations, please complete the simple form below and the Coordinator will contact you to let you know when you will be scheduled on the Calendar. We thank you for your participation in this important Ministry!
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