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
This resource packet equips priests and parishes to celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, November 5-11, 2017.
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.