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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Time Slot: Vatican City time and length (ie. 1 hour, 1/2 hour, etc) please.
Having more than one person praying at a time is okay (the more the merrier).
|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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