Adoration for Vocations

Adoration for Vocations
After 12:00 pm Mass
Sun., March 27
Join us for a Holy Hour on March 27 right after 12:00pm Mass to pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and celebrate Mundelein Seminary's Centennial. 

For this special event, Seminary staff will be bringing a beautiful historic monstrance (right). This monstrance was a gift to Cardinal Mundelein from Pope Pius XI for the 1926 International Eucharistic Congress - the first Congress to be held in the United States. 

This event will be a great opportunity to come together in prayer and learn more about the vital mission of Mundelein Seminary in forming your future parish priests.

Holy Mass & Holy Hour for Vocations on Sun., March 27
12 Noon Holy Mass
Concelebrants: Fr. Tom Hickey (Pastor Emeritus, former Dean of Formation at Mundelein Seminary and Director of InSearch, the vocation office of the Archdiocese of Chicago) and Deacon Jesse Heitt

1:00 pm Eucharistic Adoration for Vocations with Mundelein Seminary’s Historic Monstrance
(begins immediately after the Final Blessing) 
Welcome by Fr. Tom Hickey
Exposition led by Deacon Jesse Hiett
Brief reflections by Seminarian Andre    Klaes and Deacon Jesse Hiett
Communal prayer and silent adoration  of the Blessed Sacrament

1:50 pm Benediction and Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Please join us for an afternoon of prayer and peace!
Representatives of the seminary will be in the vestibules to answer questions and tell you more about the seminary.  Consider inviting someone who might be discerning a vocation in the priesthood. For more information about the 3/27 event, email Jennifer Farber at

The history of Mundelein Seminary is deeply intertwined with the history of the Catholic Church in Chicago, as well as the other dioceses where their alumni priests serve across the country and around the world. Visit to learn more about Cardinal Mundelein’s now-realized dream of establishing a world-class seminary that would be both distinctly American and truly Catholic.

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