Traveling Chalice | Vocations

Traveling Vocation Chalice

As a parish family, we have committed to pray for vocations: to the priesthood and religious life, and to married and single life.

We invite you to sign up to receive the chalice after a Mass, take it home and put it in a prominent place where you will see it every day, and pray for young people to be open to God’s call. God has a plan for each one of us. Here are some ideas for when it is your turn to pray with the vocation chalice:
• Discuss marriage with your family. Who are some couples that are beautiful witnesses of marriage?
• Discuss the priesthood
• Pray for a seminarian or send a note to some seminarians to remind them of our prayers and support
• Pray a rosary for vocations to the priesthood and religious life

Sign up here: Traveling Chalice Sign-Up

We hope and pray that the traveling vocation chalice will increase awareness that a vocation is first a gift from God, and second, increases openness in our young people to consider a vocation in loving service to God and his people.

At the end of your week with the chalice, simply return it to the sacristy at Mass.

Exploring the Priesthood

Young men, experience life as a seminarian!
Where: St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota
When: November 17-19, 2022
What: The Diocese of Grand Rapids and St. John Vianney College Seminary will be offering young men ages 16-24 an opportunity to take a closer look at the priesthood by experiencing a few days in the life of a seminarian on the campus of the University of St. Thomas at the St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul, MN.
How: Transportation, accommodations, and meals will be provided at no cost.

To register contact Pattie Reynolds at or call (616) 288-0910 by Nov. 1.