Requirements: Anyone with a sincere desire to encourage, promote, and support vocations to the consecrated life and/or priesthood.
Time commitment: Meets monthly, about 6 times per year, at 7:00-8:30pm on Thursdays (usually, though not always on the 3rd Thursday of the month) in the rectory.
St. Ignatius Martyr Vocations Prayer
"Holy Mother of God,
Encourage all who seek to follow Jesus
as Priests, Brothers, and Sisters.
Reveal the joy and beauty of following Christ
in his intimacy with the Father.
Inspire them to witness Christ's love.
May their consecration inspire us.
May they respond generously to the Lord's call.
May they always recall your words spoken at Cana,
'Do whatever he tells you.' Amen."
Oración de Vocaciónes de la Parroquia San Ignacio de Mártir
"Santa Madre de Dios,
Anima a todos los que buscan seguir a Jesús
como sacerdote, hermano, y hermana.
Revela la alegría y la belleza en el seguimiento de Cristo
en su intimidad con el Padre.
Inspíralos a presenciar el amor de Cristo.
Que su consagración nos inspire.
Que respondan generosament a la llamada del Señor.
Que siempre recuerden Tus palabras que se hablan en Cana,
'Hacer lo que Él te diga'. Amen."
NOTE: The Diocese of Austin Vocation Office and Serra Club of Austin have initiated a diocesan-wide program for the spiritual adoption of diocesan and religious priests, religious brothers and sisters, and deacons as well as seminarians, and men and women in discernment from the diocese.
Everyone is invited to adopt spiritually a priest, sister, brother, deacon, seminarian, and/or man or woman in discernment for one year. Spiritual adoption includes daily prayer for perseverance of the vocation through Eucharistic adoration, a rosary, a Mass intention, a simple interior or vocal petition or a small sacrifice.
Please complete and mail in the Spiritual Adoption form to ensure that all members of the local clergy, religious, seminarians, women and men in discernment are prayed for daily.
For more information about spiritual adoption or the Serra Club, please contact Rita Vaglica of the Serra Club of Austin at (512) 219-5825.