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Traveling Chalice

By Russell Williams Grand Knight, Council 7983

Vol. 4, 2016-2017

Archbishop Gustavo Garcia Siller With Chalice 1

We all know that we have a shortage of Priests. Council 7983 is helping fill the need by having the congregation of Prince of Peace, in San Antonio, TX pray for more men and women to enter into religious life. Under the leadership of Past Grand Knight Richard Delgado, the council established a program called Traveling Chalice. With a humble beginning of just one chalice for 5 Masses the program has grown to 5 Traveling Chalices, one for each Mass.

The program has been active in the Prince of Peace Parish for the last 10 years. Each week, at the weekend masses, the chalice is handed out to a family to promote vocations to the priestly, religious, single, and married life. After that family has it for one week, they pass it along to another family at mass. The chalice comes with a book of prayers for each day of the week that can be used by the family.

The Travelling Chalice program has been featured on the Catholic Television of San Antonio program, ‘The Call, which is hosted by Father Jonathan Felux, Director of Vocations and Seminarians for the Archdiocese of San Antonio. We also have had it present at daily mass during the week of Vocation Awareness week at the Chancery of the Archdiocese of San Antonio. The chalice has even caught the eye of Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller.

This episode of ‘The Call’ can be viewed at: https://www.archsa.org/vocations/the-call-prince-of-peace

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