Vocation Directors

The idea of vocation is central to the Christian belief that God has created each person with gifts and talents oriented toward specific purposes and a way of life. A divine call to service in the Church and humanity through consecration as a religious or ordination to priestly ministry is a life changing decision. Vocation directors have a tremendous role and responsibility! This page is an ongoing exchange of ideas and resources to aid you in service or ministry.

Best Practices

A best practice is a technique, method or process that is believed to be more effective at delivering a positive outcome than any other technique, method, process, etc. when applied to the role of Vocation Directors. These approaches have proven themselves over time for a number of individuals entrusted with the responsibilities of a Vocation Director. This section includes information about hosting retreats, school programs and events to promote vocations in the Church.

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These links, downloads and print-on-demand materials are a resource for Vocation Directors looking to spread the word about “saying yes to God’s call.” Included are age appropriate resources from Life Teen, handbooks for seminarians, and posters to download and print. Materials addressing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are included as a resource for Vocation Directors. Web ads and bulletin print ads are available and easy to use on your own Web site and in your diocese and parishes.

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Retreats offer youth and young adults time to pray and consider a vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life - time that they might not be able to take in their ordinary daily life’s schedule. These resources and ideas regarding vocation retreats are included to help you host these important events.

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Cultural Diversity

God’s call is being heard world-wide in every country and from every culture. Materials in this section aid you in communicating with youth from a diverse array of communities including Haitian, Korean, Portuguese and Vietnamese families or Catholic communities.

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