From 8AM until 6PM the heart of St. John Vianney will be in the Undercroft Chapel of the Basilica for public veneration. During that same timeframe, the Eucharist will also be in the Undercroft Chapel for Adoration. Please sign up for an hour or more and come and pray!
At 6:15PM Archbishop Lori will celebrate a special Mass for an increase of vocations to the priesthood in the Main Church of the Basilica.
Immediately following Mass, the current Rector of the Shrine of St. John Vianney, Father Chocholski, will give a talk on this amazing saint. Just to be clear, Fr. Chocholski is the successor of St. John Vianney! We are so blessed to have him come to our Basilica to give this talk.
It should also be noted that we are doing all of this for two reasons: 1) to pray for men to step up and become HOLY priests; and 2) to pray for the reform of all current priests.
One of the most famous quotes of St. John Vianney regarding the priesthood is this: “O how great is the priest! If he realized what he is he would die… Only in heaven will he fully realize what he is.”
Undercroft Chapel of the Basilica
|| Fr. James Boric