Q: Why is a chalice used in the Vocations Cup programme?
The chalice is most associated with the sacrifice of the Mass and therefore, the sacrifice that every Christian ought to make having been united with Christ. The sacrifice of the Mass and everyday life must never be separated.
Jesus, in the Garden, prayed to the Father that this chalice be taken from Him but not His will but the Father’s will be done. All ministry, therefore is forged in the “chalice” of personal and communal sacrifice.