Holy Hours for Vocations will include opportunity to venerate relic of St. John Vianney

Bishop Robert Gruss is encouraging the faithful to join him in a Holy Hour for vocations. He’ll be in two parishes across the diocese each month, and the next Holy Hour is Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at 7 p.m., at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, Vassar .

Bishop Gruss will be bringing with him a relic of St. John Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests, for veneration (learn more about what veneration means here: https://saginaw.org/veneration).  

The intention of the Holy Hours is to increase vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life within our Diocese, and at the same time deepen our own love for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. 

"We come before the Lord, present in the Blessed Sacrament, and beg him to open the hearts of men whom he is calling to the priesthood and the diaconate and the hearts of women whom he is calling to consecrated life," said Bishop Gruss during a recent Holy Hour.  

A listing of upcoming Holy Hours may be found at https://saginaw.org/holy-hours-vocations. The faithful are encouraged to join Bishop Gruss when he visits their parish and/or make a pilgrimage to other parishes.