Rosary Before Ordination

Saying the Rosary immediately before an ordination Mass is a powerful witness and a great way to answer Church leaders’ call for the faithful to pray for vocations. Includes a Serra-US Council template that will help your group with this effort.

Serra Participation

  • Coordination with Serra Club and representative who will approach diocese for permission to have Rosary said before ordination Mass
  • Leading Rosary

Summary

Church leaders have long urged the faithful to pray for vocations.  Having the people who are assembled for an ordination Mass say a rosary before the ordination Mass begins is a powerful example of such prayer.

The Serra-U.S. Council has developed a template for this effort which includes a rosary that takes about 25 minutes to pray—and it is prayed with the intention of the seminarians being ordained.   The introduction and conclusion to the rosary can be personalized for whichever vocations-related group is leading the rosary at the ordination Mass.

The request to lead the rosary is made to the diocese in question at a time that’s well ahead of the date of the ordination Mass.  A request for the rosary might be more favorably received if made the vocation director, or by the family of one of the seminarians being ordained—or by one of the seminarians themselves.

12 rosaries for vocations

Program Outline

  • The Serra-US Council template for this effort includes a rosary that takes about 25 minutes to pray
  • The Intention is for the seminarians who are about to be ordained
  • The Rosary can be personalized with number being ordained, etc.
  • The Introduction and Conclusion may be personalized for different vocations groups
  • Put in the request with the diocese well ahead of the date of the ordination Mass
  • A request for the rosary might be more favorably received if made the vocation director, or by the family of one of the seminarians being ordained—or by one of the seminarians

Coordinate with Ordination Schedule

Lead Time 2-3 months

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Low Effort

Low Cost

Program History and Development

  • Church leaders have long urged the faithful to pray for vocations
  • Having people who are assembled for an ordination Mass say a rosary before that Mass is a powerful example of such prayer

Resources

Reference Materials:

From Vianney Vocations:
Serra Prayer Apostolate for Vocations Brochure

Serra SPARK Helpers©

The procedure for the coordination and approval of a Rosary in conjunction with an ordination Mass is found in the following:
Organizing a rosary before an ordination

The script for the rosary is found at the following:
A ROSARY TO BE USED BEFORE AN ORDINATION [MS Word document]

““Let us face the vocations challenge with that equanimity and realism which take into account the
effectiveness of prayer,
and which are never devoid of supernatural hope.”

Pope St. John Paul II