You’ve been told that vocation promotion isn’t just for the vocation office. The truth is, it’s the duty of every member of the Church to promote vocations.
In particular, as the primary formators of their children, parents have a primary role in forming their sons and daughters to be open to and pray to know their own vocations.
Not all parents are aware of this privilege and responsibility, and not all who are aware of it have knowledge of the many things they can do to fulfill their role. But the domestic Church is well-equipped to encourage the vocations of young people with a little understanding and effort!
Fortunately, there are some great resources available to help families. One resource is the USCCB website, which provides a page with some great tips. Here are five of the more important tips for you to make use of, whether you are a parent, or are in the position to pass these along to parents to help promote vocations:
These are only a few of the things recommended on the USCCB website. You can see the rest, as well as many other resources to help families promote vocations, here.
“Vocations to the ministerial priesthood and to the consecrated life are first and foremost the fruit of constant contact with the living God and insistent prayer lifted up to the ‘Lord of the harvest’, whether in parish communities, in Christian families or in groups specifically devoted to prayer for vocations.”
- Pope Benedict XVI, Message for the 48th World Day of Pray for Vocations, May 15, 2011