Episode 31: Year of Prayer For Priestly Vocations
June 28th, 2022
41 mins 41 secs
About this Episode
Archbishop Vigneron discusses the Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations in the Archdiocese of Detroit, a time for us to become united in prayer, working toward a culture that fosters and celebrates vocations to the priesthood.
0:30 – Archbishop Vigneron, Mary and Mike greet each other and the listeners and catch up on the last month.
1:10 – Mary asks Archbishop Vigneron about the National Eucharistic Revival, how we’re observing and preparing for that effort in the Archdiocese of Detroit, and the Eucharistic Procession from the Cathedral to Sacred Heart Major Seminary on the Feast of Corpus Christi.
4:30 – Archbishop shares a memory of carrying the Blessed Sacrament in a monstrance to the sick at Lourdes in France
5:00 – Mike asks Archbishop Vigneron to talk about the relationship between our Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations and the Eucharistic Revival.
5:58 – Mary asks Archbishop to explain what a “year of prayer,” how they are established in the Church, and what exactly we’re praying for during this Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations.
8:30 – Mary and Archbishop talk about how all Catholics in southeast Michigan can support those whom God calls to the priesthood to hear and have the courage to answer that call.
9:49 – Mike asks Archbishop Vigneron to share some of the highlights and important points of his recent pastoral note on the Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations.
12:27 – Mary asks Archbishop about the shortage of priests, locally and nationally.
14:00 – Mary and Archbishop talk about the correlation between strong families and a strong culture of vocations.
14:45 – Mike asks Archbishop to speak about the Holy Hour for Priestly Vocations that opened the Year of Prayer on the Vigil of Pentecost.
17:40 – Archbishop and Mary talk about having faith that God will provide enough priests for His Church.
20:00 – Archbishop talk about other planned activities and events, at the diocesan, parish, and individual family levels, during the Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations.
24:49 – Our hosts share stories about the inspiration they received from having joyful models of vocations–priests, religious, laity–as they were growing up and the impact that modeling had on their own vocations.
28:53 – Mary invites listeners to visit prayforvocations.com to view more resources about participating in the Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations.
31:04 – Archbishop Vigneron contrasts the “no bystanders” nature of the Church’s mission with the “consumer mentality” of our culture.
33:30 – Archbishop Vigneron answers listener questions, including his favorite things to cook, underrated female saints, and with whom in the Bible he would like to switch places.
39:30 – Archbishop shares his intentions for the month, including prayers for the Archdiocese of Detroit’s new auxiliary bishop, Archbishop Paul Russel. He then closes the episode with the Archdiocese’s prayer for priestly vocations and a blessing.