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Photos and Video From September 28th Rosary for Vocations

October 9th, 2012, Promulgated by Gen

Here are some beautiful photos and videos of the recent Rosary for Priestly Vocations that was held at St. Thomas More Church. Fr. Coffas, rector of Becket Hall, led the congregation in a reverent holy hour, wherein was recited the Holy Rosary, and which concluded with Solemn Benediction. If you were in attendance and would like to offer your thoughts on the service, please feel free to do so. 

 

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13 Responses to “Photos and Video From September 28th Rosary for Vocations”

  1. avatar Dr. K says:

    May these prayers be answered!

  2. avatar y2kscotty says:

    Good singing… reverent prayer. Was it a deliberate decision to not include female servers?

  3. avatar SALLYANNE says:

    That was nice! I liked it!

  4. avatar Ben Anderson says:

    combine these vocations Rosaries with today’s Gospel and I’d say the future looks bright for us. Excellent work to all involved. Keep up the great work and you will bless this diocese beyond our wildest dreams.

  5. avatar y2kscotty says:

    And for what reason were girl assistants (altar servers, or whatever they are called)excluded? I believe that there are not only vocations to the priesthood, but also to the consecrated life in women’s communities. Far better to be inclusive than to be exclusive.

  6. avatar Dr. K says:

    To have young men serve at the altar as servers is to encourage young men to serve at the altar as priests.

  7. avatar y2kscotty says:

    Likewise, to have some young women as altar servers, perhaps some will be called to serve as sisters or even to promote and encourage young women to approach the altar for the Mysterium Fidei. The Church needs priests and sisters and committed lay women as well. I just don’t think it’s right to exclude the young women. N.B. I am not talking about “priestesses”. Whoever is organizing these Rosaries needs to open it up.

  8. avatar Gen says:

    This Benediction was offered in the Extraordinary Form, the rubrics for which emphatically restrict the privilege to serve to men. If you would like to organize a similar service, and include altar girls, by all means – feel free to do so! Put your energies to good use.

  9. avatar Dr. K says:

    Exactly. If you don’t like it, go start your own.

  10. avatar Ben Anderson says:

    fwiw, I saw a decent amount of young women there and most of them looked like they were praying to God (not itchin’ to rush up to the altar). In fact, I believe there was even a young nun-to-be in attendance.

  11. avatar Richard Thomas says:

    Young women don’t need to be altar servers in order to develop a vocation to the nuns. There are several new orders of nuns who are wearing the traditional habit and I would bet that most, few if any of the novices had a desire to be altar servers.


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