How Well Are Your Promoting Vocations in Your Parish?
Is there information about vocations readily available in my parish or school? Do I keep a stock of books or brochures on my shelf to give to promising young people?
Do I tell people I love being a priest? Do I tell stories about notable priests or religious? Am I making an emotional connection with my audience when I speak on vocations (at least sometimes)?
Do I invite young men to consider the priesthood—overtly, directly, and without being “jokey”? Do I speak with sincerity to men and women about the possibility of religious life?
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Plan a special week with the principal. Include an art or essay contest, and visits from sisters and seminarians, if possible. (One parish had seminarians Skype into the classroom!) Curriculum | Worksheets
If you have Theology on Tap or a similar program, invite a young priest to tell his vocation story and talk about discernment. Don’t dumb it down! Be sure to offer good, in-depth information about discernment. Best Discernment Books
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Vocation Resource Packet
The 2019 Vocation Resource Packet was created to help parishes celebrate Vocation Awareness Week, with a focus on helping families foster vocations. It contains 10 high-quality resources, including the new brochure “A Call to Love” and a creative table tent which helps families discuss vocations at dinner. The packet is an excellent starting point for parishes that want to observe the week in a meaningful way.