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Elijah Cup Ministry

 “Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure.” 


– Pope St. John Paul II

What is the Elijah Cup?

The Elijah Cup Vocations Ministry's purpose is to pray for vocations to the religious life and priesthood - especially the Society of Mary (Marists).  Every other week, a family, couple, or individual that has signed up will receive the Elijah Cup Chalice at Mass.  During the two weeks  you are asked to make the Elijah Cup Chalice a focal point of prayer in your homes, dedicated specifically for an increase in vocations.  At the end of the two weeks the chalice is returned and is then handed over to the next person, couple, or family that signed up.

 

Why is it called the Elijah Cup?

This stems from the Old Testament (1 Kings 17) when, during a drought, Elijah tells the poor widow of Zarapeth that if she makes him a small loaf of bread with the last of her flour and oil, her “jar of flour will not go empty, nor the jug of oil run dry, until the Lord sends rain upon the earth.” In faith, the widow baked the bread and fed Elijah. For the next year, the widow, her son, and Elijah ate bread made from the bowl of flour and jug of oil.

 

By offering what we have - our prayers -  we trust that God will provide and we will see an overflow of vocations.

Sign up below.

For more information, please email Anne Stephens at astephens@olachurch.org

Upcoming Schedule

December 15 - The Cogan Family (9am Mass)

January 11 - The Edwards Family (5:00pm Mass)

January 25 - The Cella Family (5:00pm Mass)

Upcoming Available Weekends

February 8/9

February 22/23

March 7/8

March 21/22

April 4/5

April 18/19

May 2/3

May 16/17