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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. 


Reminder: Rosary for Vocations is Tonight

September 28th, 2012, Promulgated by Gen

There will be a Rosary for Priestly Vocations tonight at St. Thomas More Church at 2617 East Avenue, Rochester, NY. The event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, St. Damien of Molokai Council 11411. It begins at 7:00 PM, and includes Solemn Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Do your best to attend!


Rosary for Priestly Vocations – Friday, September 28, 7:00PM at St. Thomas More

September 19th, 2012, Promulgated by Gen

We have received word that there will be a Rosary for Priestly Vocations offered at St. Thomas More on Friday, September 28th, at 7:00 PM. Fr. William Coffas will be presiding, and offering his thoughts on the subject. Many of you may note that he is the director of our Diocese’s house of discernment, Becket Hall. The service will include Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and will end with Solemn Benediction.

Please do your best to attend!

Rosary for Vocations – May 29th, 6:30 PM at Carmel

May 22nd, 2012, Promulgated by Gen

All – I wanted to convey to you an invitation we received. There will be another Rosary for Priestly Vocations, to be held this coming Tuesday, May 29th, at 6:30 PM at the Carmelite Monastery on Jefferson Road. Evidently, the event was originally going to be hosted at St. Thomas the Apostle, but was deemed “redundant” and turned down. However, the gracious sisters at our Carmel understand the value of prayer, and have thus opened their doors to the faithful of Rochester, that we might pray together for an increase in fervent and holy vocations to our diocesan priesthood.

If you are a Facebook user, you may find the event here:

Fr. Dennis Bonsignore will be presiding, with several diocesan seminarians attending and assisting. This promises to be a beautiful service, with volunteers from several local parishes providing servers and singers. Please do your best to attend what is bound to be a memorable evening at Carmel!

Some selections from the musical program include: a setting of the Tantum Ergo by Victoria, William Byrd’s “Ave Verum,” Gregor Aichinger’s “Regina Caeli,” and other precious gems from our patrimony of sacred liturgical music.


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

Upcoming Event: Rosary for Priestly Vocations – December 2 at Mother of Sorrows

November 18th, 2011, Promulgated by Gen

Many of you have doubtless attended the Rosaries for Priestly Vocations over the past few years. These events, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 11411, always manage to be uplifting and spiritually beneficial to those who attend. The next service in this series will be at Mother of Sorrows Church on December 2, a Friday, at 7:30 PM. Fr. Alexander Bradshaw will be presiding, with Fr. Kellner assisting. Thank you to our readers, who keep us informed of such things!

Previous Vocations Rosaries:

St. Margaret Mary –

St. Anne –

St. John Fisher College –

St. Thomas the Apostle –