Thursday Novena for Vocations

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Starting September 14, 2017, please join us over nine Thursday evenings to pray for increased vocations to the priesthood and religious life. We invite all to come for part or for all of this evening of prayer, with Benediction. Guest speakers will share their stories of the challenges and joys of their chosen vocation.


September 14: Bishop Paul R. Sanchez
Auxiliary Bishop, Diocese of Brooklyn, and Pastor OLQM

September 21: Father Francis Passenant
Administrator OLQM

September 28: Father Nicholas Spano
Order of Friars Minor Conventual (OFM Conv) and Director of the San Damiano Mission
Father Spano and the Franciscan Friars are committed to meeting the people of Williamsburg/Greenpoint, Brooklyn, “where they’re at” and serving them in both religious and spiritual formation. They are, the New York Times wrote, “reintroducing Catholicism to the neighborhood in unconventional ways.” It promises to be a very inspiring talk.

Read this story about Father Spano that appeared in The Catholic Sun of

October 5: Deacon Daniel Garcia
Permanent deacon, St. John Vianney, Flushing, and staff at OLQM parish

October 12: Deacon Phil Franco
Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish

October 19: Father Sean Suckiel
Diocese Vocations Director

Follow Father Suckiel on social media: on Facebook @BrooklynVocations and on Instagram and Twitter @BrooklynPriests.

October 26: Bob & Melinda Nobbs
parish representatives for Worldwide Marriage Encounter

November 2: Sister  Angela Marie, a second year novice
Little Sisters of the Poor, Jamaica, Queens

November 9: Angela Scannapieco, a consecrated virgin
serving at St. Mark parish, Brooklyn