God loves me and wants me to be happy! My vocation is the way I can be most happy in this life, and help others to get to heaven!
For Kids: 7 Points about Your Vocation
Teaching a lesson on vocations? Want to instill the “vocation basics” in your students? Cover these points:
- God made me to be happy! He loves me and has a plan for my life.
- God’s plan for my life is my vocation.
- The main Catholic vocations are marriage, priesthood, and religious life.
- I can discover my vocation through prayer, service, and by being open to God’s will.
- I’m not afraid of my vocation, because I know it is God’s plan to make me happy.
- When I grow up, I will say “Yes” to God’s plan for my life!
- I’m on a mission from God!
Want to tell a story to illustrate the point? Read about the “witch” who scared Fr. Benedict Groeschel into his vocation!
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.
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.
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..
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.