Vocations and Family Life

10 Ways to Nurture Vocations in the Family

01

Pray

Pray daily together as a family in thanskgiving, for guidance, for forgiveness.

02

Share

Talk with your children about their hopes and dreams, gifts and talents, worries and concerns.

03

Eat

Share meals together as often as possible.

04

Stories

Tell stories about family history, traditions, memories of your own youth- the good and the bad.

05

Goals

Decide together your family goals and what your biggest do’s and don’ts are.

06

Participate

Be active in your parish and your community. Encourage children to participate.

07

Fight & Forgive

Teach family members to fight fair and forgive easily.

08

Faith Share

Talk about the women and men, including Sisters, Brothers, Priests, who have had an influence on you.

09

Play

Have fun being together each day. Find something to enjoy and work to reduce stress among all.

10. ENCOURAGE

Encourage your children to be creative and compassionate and know that those the greatest of God’s gifts!

National Religious Vocation Conference,
The Role of the Family in Nurturing Vocations to Religious Life and the
Priesthood

National Vocation Awareness Week

National Vocation Awareness Week, Nov. 3-9, 2019, offers each of us the invitation to reflect on our vocation. Our vocation, God’s call, and how we respond give meaning and purpose to our lives.

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