On Sunday, January 18th, the Vocation Office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is hosting our second 'Call of the King Conference,' which is part of the St. Michael Prayer Warriors lay apostolate at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 528 Broadway Street, Piqua, Ohio, 45356. The evening begins with a Holy Hour for Vocations from 6:00 to 6:45, with the conference following from 7:00 to 8:30. Keynote speaker is Fr. Earl Fernandes, Academic Dean at Mount St. Mary's Seminary, and addresses 'Personal Holiness as an Avenue for Renewal in the Church.' Fr. Jason Bedel of Holy Angels, Sidney, and Mr. Andrew Cordonnier, 4th College Seminarian from St. Remy in Russia will give personal testimony as to how the prayers of the faithful have helped in their discernment of the priesthood.
St. Michael's Prayer Warriors is a lay apostolate in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati whose members agree to pray at least an hour a month before the Blessed Sacrament for the renewal of their priests and an increase in vocations to the priesthood for the Archdiocese. Monthly newsetters are distributed through email and are hosted on the Vocation Office website at http://cincinnativocations.org/prayerwarriors.shtml
The Call of the King Conferences occur three times per year, alternating between Cincinnati and the northern area of the Archdiocese to bring members of the Apostolate together for formation and prayer. The first conference was held at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in Cincinnati and brought together over 350 members of the Archdiocese to pray for vocations.