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Monday, March 24, 2008

24 Hour Rosary: World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Vocations are obviously important for the continued growth of the Church. Converts to the Catholic Faith often have a lot of tough questions to be answered and we need strong leaders to answer them. The World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be observed on April 13, 2008. In Pope Benedict XVI's World Day of Prayer for Vocations he said,
The Church prays everyday to the Holy Spirit for the gift of vocations. Gathered around the Virgin Mary, Queen of the Apostles, as in the beginning, the ecclesial community learns from her how to implore the Lord for a flowering of new apostles, alive with the faith and love that are necessary for the mission.
I would like to ask all of you to join in 24 Hours of the Rosary for Vocations on April 13. The minimum we need is 24 people to each take a different hour of the day. Easier said than done I know.

Here is how it will work:

We will use the UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). Times will be based on Vatican City time 12:00 AM April 13 - 12:00 AM April 14. Vatican City is in the CET which is +1 hour UTC.

So when it is 12:00 PM (NOON) in Vatican City it is 11:00 AM in London, England; 7:00 AM in New York City, US; 8:00 PM in Tokyo, Japan; so on and so forth. Go to The World Clock to figure out where you are.

Sign up for as much time as you would like (please sign up for a minimum of 30 minutes) to commit to praying the Rosary continuously for vocations. You could also take separate times such as once in the morning and once in the evening.

Send an email to catholicconverts@gmail.com with the following information:
Name
Time Slot: Vatican City time and length (ie. 1 hour, 1/2 hour, etc) please.
Your Country

Having more than one person praying at a time is okay (the more the merrier).

Time Name Country
12:00:00 AM - 1:00 AM Chris L. USA
1:00 AM - 2:00 AM Stein Family (10) USA
2:00 AM - 2:30 AM Heidi S. USA
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Diane B. USA
8:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM John O./Angie USA
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM Bruce G. Canada
11:00 PM - 11:30 PM Paul C. USA



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1 comment:

Santiago Chiva de Agustín said...

Hello. Do you know why the young people pray the holy rosary?
See it: http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=YxjjyXhO9EA
Santiago (Granada, Spain)
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