In 1 Kings 17, during a drought, Elijah tells the poor widow of Zarapeth that if she makes him a small loaf of bread with the last of her flour and oil, her “jar of flour will not go empty, or the jug of oil run dry, until the Lord sends rain upon the earth.” In faith, the widow baked the bread and fed Elijah. For the next year, the widow, her son, and Elijah ate bread made from the bowl of flour and jug of oil.
The Elijah Cup is a ministry to pray for vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and religious life. The Elijah Cup is a chalice that has been used to consecrate the Precious Blood at Mass. Each weekend a family, couple, or individual who has signed up will be called forward at the 10:00am Mass to receive the Elijah Cup. Those who receive the cup commit themselves to pray for the duration of the week for workers of the vineyard to bring us Christ. After praying for vocations each day that week, the Elijah Cup is returned to church before the Mass begins.
“Every vocation is a gift from God which must be explored by prayer and merited by the witness of a holy life.” — Pope John Paul II
To receive the Elijah cup, please contact Claudine Phillips by clicking here.