Tips for Creating a Vocation Culture at Home
People usually try to do what interests them. To help increase the vocations to the priesthood, Religious Life and lay leadership, each member of the Church has an opportunity to be proactive. Here are a few ideas for creating a vocation culture at home.
- Invite your parish priest or a Religious priest, brother or sister to dinner.
- Talk about the role of Sisters, Priests, Brothers and lay leaders in the Church with your children. Find and share examples of what these people do in your local community.
- Read Catholic newspapers, magazines and websites.
- Discover local religious institutions and programs besides your church.
- Volunteer as a family at your parish or a local Catholic organization.
- Discuss the good that Church-affiliated organizations do to meet the needs of our brothers and sisters in our local community and around the world.
- Get to know a missionary.
- Visit religious sites while you are on vacation.
- Check with your local university or college for programs and/or certificates in Church Ministry, Theology, Spirituality, Inter-religious Dialogue, Pastoral Studies, etc.
- Encourage your family members to also consider the vocations of Brother, Sister, Priest or Lay Minister when they are in the process of discerning what work they are being called to do.
- Ask about the formation program for new members at a Religious Order or in your diocese.
- Pray daily for vocations to the Church and that all people may discern what it is that God is calling them to do.
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