Monday, September 21, 2015

Vocations - Not Just for Priests, Deacons, and Religious

One of our diocesan priorities is to "create a culture of vocations."  When we hear the word vocation, we think of priests, deacons, and religious.  However, truly the term is much broader because each one of us is called by God to live the good life that he has given us.  A vocation is not a job.  Rather, a vocation is how we live life including the vocations of marriage and single life which are true vocations.
   Our diocesan priority is meant to help create this understanding that our vocation in life is our way of living God's gift of life.
   The bishop has called for a Vocation Committee is every parish or group of parishes.  A parish vocation committee raises the awareness that every baptized person is called to live our his or her vocation in life.  Using resources provided by the diocese, the committee will be empowered to encourage parishioners to listen, ray and seek the signs which reveal God's will and purpose in each of their lives.  If interested, please contact Msgr. Aucoin, Deacon Kevin or Sr. Jackie.
    There will be training for people throughout the area who are volunteering to work on their Vocation Committee.  Thus, those who wish to participate on this committee will be well trained to promote vocations within their parishes.
    The training will be at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse on October 13 at 6:30 pm.

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