Booklets for Teens

Perfect for youth ministry, campus ministry, Catholic high schools, and youth events. These booklets will help teens explore and focus on their vocation.

Discerning Priesthood Booklet

Easy-to-read 16-page booklet helps teen boys and young men discern the priesthood. With accessible language and great photos, the booklet answers guys’ most burning questions, including their concerns about celibacy.

Perfect for youth ministry, campus ministry, high schools, and major youth events. This is the booklet the Franciscan University of Steubenville gives to teens at Youth Conferences nationwide.

Contents include:

  • Am I Supposed to Be a Priest?
  • What is the Priesthood?
  • What Do Priests Do?
  • What is a Vocation in the first place?
  • Signs of a Vocation to Priesthood
  • Discerning Celibacy
  • Priests have a lot of fun, too
  • How do I Know God is Calling Me?
  • Into Action: Practical Ways to Discern
  • What Are My Next Steps?

With nihil obstat & imprimatur from Bishop Gregory Hartmayer.

Price: $1.50

Is This A Call? Booklet

Teen girls and young women will find a wealth of wisdom in this 16-page booklet by Sister Clare Matthiass, CFR (Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal). It’s prayerfully written for young women who are exploring religious life and need guidance in their discernment. It’s divided into easily-understood subsections that walk women through listening to God’s call, visiting religious communities, and seeking help from others.

Perfect for youth ministry, campus ministry, Catholic high schools, and youth events. This is the booklet that the Franciscan University of Steubenville gives to teen girls at their popular summer Youth Conferences.

Contents include:

  • God Created You With A Purpose in Mind
  • Discernment Flows From Relationship
  • Love Comes First
  • Developing A Daily Personal Prayer Time
  • Accompaniment While Discerning
  • Set Aside Time For Discernment: The 6-Month Challenge
  • Our Blessed Mother
  • Commonly Asked Questions about Religious Life
  • Praying with Scripture

If you want to give “just enough” information to young women, without overwhelming them–this is the right resource!

Proceeds support the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal. (The booklet is about ALL religious orders though.)

Price: $1.50

V Nights Youth Ministry Guide

A visually appealing guide for five super simple, amazingly effective, vocations-themed youth ministry meetings.

The content cuts to the chase and gives busy youth ministers solid meeting plans to teach teens about vocations to marriage, priesthood, and religious life, at the same time respecting their abilities to adapt meetings to their group dynamic.

The meetings include film nights, saint story night, a discernment holy hour, plus recommendations for longer-term mentoring in discernment groups. Supported by a web page with more info..

Price: $3.00

Discerning Religious Life

A comprehensive guide to help women discern Religious Life with clarity, confidence, and joy.

As the Vocation Director for the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal, Sister Clare Matthiass has worked with hundreds of young women who felt called to religious life. Discerning Religious Life distills her wisdom into clear advice, especially for women who are struggling to discover their vocations.

Price: $20.00

To Save a Thousand Souls

Fr. Brett Brannen’s groundbreaking book on discerning a vocation to the diocesan priesthood.

To Save a Thousand Souls: A Guide for Discerning a Vocation to Diocesan Priesthood is the definitive guide for men considering the priesthood. Using powerful and entertaining stories, the book explains in down-to-earth language how to carefully discover God’s call.

Price: $17.00


A comprehensive manual on how to start and sustain an effective Vocation Ministry in the typical Catholic parish.

The book provides step-by-step guidance on how to carry out dozens of vocation-oriented activities, from powerful Holy Hours to innovative ways to support seminarians and inspire altar servers. It’s written for ordinary Catholics in ordinary parishes who want to inspire an extraordinary new generation of priests and religious..

Price: $17.00

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.

Price: $10.00