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NATIONAL VOCATIONS AWARENESS WEEK 2016

8TH - 14TH AUGUST

 

A CALL: A VOCATION

Did you know…

Jesus has a dream for YOU?

 

Jesus said “I have come that you may have life and have it to the full.”

(John 10:10) If we are to find that fullness of life promised by Jesus, there is a need for each of us to take the time and opportunity to discover, and consciously choose, the vocation, or calling, that best fits our gifts, talents and personalities.

Our English word vocation comes from the Latin ‘vocare’ which means ‘a calling.’ Every Christian has a vocation! Through baptism, all of us are called to become like Jesus Christ – sharing his life and love, and placing our personal gifts and talents at the service of others.

 

The big question is:

“How do I live out my Baptism?”

 

How will you know where God is calling you?

The simple answer is “listen” You need to reflect, pray discuss, evaluate and then CHOOSE! The outcome will be well worth it all! Options can only be options if we are aware of them – all of them!

When you have seriously considered all of the vocational choices in the light of your hopes and desires, your gifts and talents, you should be able to make an informed decision about your future vocation – and your choice should be the recipe for long-term happiness, deep inner peace and fulfilment!

 

Are you serious about your future?

Then read on!...Reflect about the vocational choices that are open to them with trusted family members and friends…talk to people who are happy with their vocational choice – as a married or single person, a religious sister…a brother…a priest…a deacon.  Ask them what gives them life and peace…

 

Which vocation is the best fit – for YOU?

CHOOSE LIFE

 

AND SO WE PRAY

God,

I know you love me

and are calling me to

Choose Life!

But sometimes

I am overwhelmed

by the thought

of my future.

It’s scary!

 

Help me to listen

to your call –

in all the ways

you speak to me:

through prayer

and the scriptures,

through the Church and

the circumstances of my life,

through those who love

and care for me,

and through my own

hopes and desires.

 

Guide me to search openly

and learn about life’s choices,

so that I may respond

generously to your call,

and choose the vocation

that will enable me

to love wholeheartedly,

and serve others

with the special gifts

you have given me.

 

God,

Today I thank you

for your love

and for all your gift

of life holds for me.

 

Amen

 

Beatitudes for nurturing church vocations in the family

Blessed are the children of parents who…

 

  1. Witness love for their spouse, Their children, their neighbour, and the world.

  2. Talk freely about the presence of God in the joys and sorrows of their lives.

  3. Remind their children that they are loved by God and have been given gifts to serve others.

  4. Lead their family in prayer.

  5. Speak positively about priests, sisters, brothers, and deacons.

  6. Participate in the lay ministries and activities of their parish and

  7. Invite a deacon, brother, sister or priest to their home.

  8. Encourage their children to consider priesthood and religious life, as well as marriage.

 

Blessed are you who believed

that what was spoken to you

by the Lord would be fulfilled.

- Luke 1:45

 

Jesus,

Help me to trust

the little intuitions

that feed my spirit

with this deep and certain knowledge:

your love and grace guide my steps;

you keep your promises;

you will never abandon me.

 

As I discern my response to your call,

help me to be attentive to the ways

your Spirit guides me.

 

Then, Jesus,

Every step – wherever it takes me –

will always lead me to you.

 

Jesus,

You call me through baptism to follow you.

I want to be your friend and follow you every day.

Help me to share my gifts and your love with others.

 


2016 CVMA Executive

Left to Right:
Peter Hendriks msc
Jenny Seal fdnsc
Tony Cox ssc
Claire Cooke ssps
Janette Murphy rsj

Left to right:
Mrs. Donna Millsom
Jenny Seal fdnsc
Peter Hendriks msc
Catherine Warner pbvm
Anne Taylor rsc
Janette Murphy rsj
Lindsay Rust sac
Claire Cooke ssps
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