Yes To Vocation

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Vocation (Latin–vocare: called)

“Vocation” means a “call.” So, your vocation is what God calls you to do with your life. Everybody is called by God to know, love and serve Him. The difference is how each one does this.

“Prayer itself, born in Catholic families, nurtured by programs of Christian formation, strengthened by the grace of the sacraments, is the first means by which we come to know the Lord’s will for our lives. To the extent that we teach young people to pray, and to pray well, we will be cooperating with God’s call. Programs, plans and projects have their place; but the discernment of a vocation is above all the fruit of an intimate dialogue between the Lord and his disciples. Young people, if they know how to pray, can be trusted to know what to do with God’s call.” Pope Benedict XVI

Prayer For Vocations

God of Love, You call us to live in your love through the grace of our baptism.

Bless us with the courage to carry out the mission of Jesus.
Grant to us open and generous hearts to see the needs of others and to respond with compassion.

May the Church be blest with women and men who are dedicated to you through marriage, the single life, the diaconate. Priesthood, and the consecrated life.

It is in Christ and through Christ that we offer ourselves to you now and forever. Amen.

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