As we did last year, the Vocation Office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is once again sponsoring a Holy Hour for Vocations at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. They are to be held on the Fridays of Advent from 6 to 7 pm.
I firmly believe the way to reverse the shortage in priests (and in religious life) starts with prayer. This is an opportunity to gather as the Archdiocese to pray that more young men and women have the courage to respond to the invitation that God is sending them. Every time I go to Youth2000 retreats, I am amazed at the number of young people that say they are thinking about responding, the need the prayers and support of the faithful to realize that this is a tremendous and fulfilling way of life. If you can make it, please join us for this important ministry.