Short paragraphs to include in your November 5th Bulletin
2018 National Vocations Awareness Week
As Catholics, we firmly believe that God has a plan for our lives! He calls some to marriage, some to the priesthood, and others to religious life. Some remain as generous single people. Fully living our own vocations—and teaching young people how to discern God’s call—is a serious duty, but also a joyful one. Today begins National Vocation Awareness Week. During this week, please pray about how God is calling you to live your vocation more deeply. Encourage the young people in your life—children, grandchildren, students, and friends—to be open if God calls them to priesthood or consecrated life.
The Main Catholic Vocations:
A vocation is a call from God to pursue holiness in a specific way, involving a public and permanent commitment.
Marriage: Most people are called to marriage—a vowed union of a man and woman who promise to love their spouses and to joyfully welcome children.
Priesthood: Priests bring Jesus to people and people to Jesus through preaching and the sacraments. They are ordained to devote their lives to serve the people of God.
Consecrated Life: Both men and women make vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience when they join orders such as the Franciscans, Benedictines, Dominicans, etc.
Generous Single Life in Christ:
The Church recognizes that some people, for various reasons, are not called or cannot live in vocations such as marriage or consecrated life. Nonetheless, the Catechism says “they can contribute greatly to the good of the human family” (#2231). “Some live their situation in the spirit of the Beatitudes, serving God and neighbor in exemplary fashion.” (CCC1658).
Images for Vocation Awareness Week
Graphics for Bulletin and Social Media
Vocation Bulletin Inserts
Beautiful one-page, 8.5″x11″ bulletin insert features great photos and short articles about vocations. Educates adults and inspires young people! Designed for the Nov 4th. bulletin
15¢ - 30¢
Vocation Resource Packet
This resource packet equips priests and parishes to celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, November 4-10, 2018.
It contains materials useful for priests, parish secretaries, youth ministers, DREs, principals, teens, and young adults. This year’s packet features 13 pieces valued at over $22 worth of resources.