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Last Friday’s “Rosary for Priestly Vocations”

December 5th, 2011, Promulgated by Bernie

Here are some video clips (see links, below) from last Friday’s Rosary for Priestly Vocations, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus of Saint Damien of Molokai Council 11411 and held in the evening at Our Mother of Sorrows Church in the town of Greece. I attended as a member of Council 11411 and did the best I could to record with my simple camera, which is not a camcorder. These Vocation Rosaries do not draw large crowds although there are several faithful participants at every service. It’s too bad really, because they are so very beautiful. The Knights have been sponsoring the Rosaries for several years, now; maybe four or five years (I’m not sure). There are usually at least four each year held in different locations around Rochester. Father Alexander Bradshaw , the pastor at Mother of Sorrows presided at this latest one and Father Winfried Kellner read from scripture and offered reflections on each of the mysteries of the Rosary.  D.J. Fiorito, a member of the Saint Damien of Molokai Council and chief organizer for the prayer service, offered an introductory reflection on praying for vocations. He has been involved with the Vocation Rosaries since they began, even before becoming a Knight. Fiorito is planning on entering the seminary next year.

Part 1 Rosary for Priestly Vocations

Part 2 Rosary for Priestly Vocations

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4 Responses to “Last Friday’s “Rosary for Priestly Vocations””

  1. Ben Anderson says:

    Fiorito is planning on entering the seminary next year.

    Praise God! I’ve met DJ on a couple occasions and he is a true joy! I’ve attended some of these Rosaries, but I missed this one. I will enjoy watching your videos, Bernie. They truly are exquisite.

  2. Bernie says:

    I hope I have that right about DJ entering the seminary. I think that Fr. Bradshaw mentioned it when he introduced him at the Rosary. I know he was leaning that way but I haven’t talked with him about it lately. If I heard correctly I think Fr. Bradshaw pointed out that a couple of other young men there that night were also entering the seminary, soon.

  3. Dr. K says:

    I heard that he was interested in another diocese, sadly. We really need priests here in Rochester.

  4. Ink says:

    I’m trying to remember how many years ahead of me he is–I know people who know him, but I don’t think they ever mentioned what year he’ll finish college…

    Oh yes, there are lots of seminarians or pre-seminarians who come to Vocations Rosaries! It’s always so exciting.

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