Vocations Guide to Priesthood
• Should be encouraged to send bi-annual reports to the Sponsoring Parish describing his call and what life is like in the Seminary.
• Visit parishes and speak at the end of Sunday Mass
• Drop in on schools and religious education programs.
• Meet with youth groups in an effort to promote vocations.
ALWAYS LOVE AND STAY CLOSE TO MARY
(a sign of Hope)
Pope John Paul the Great's Twelve Key Points for Seminarians
1. You are called by Christ as the apostles were. You are appointed like them to be with Christ
2. You are sent as the apostles were to go out in His name, and by His authority, to “make disciples of all nations.”
3. Your first duty is to be with Christ.
4. You must make time to be with the Lord in prayer.
5. “You are preparing for the total giving of yourselves to Christ and to the service of His kingdom”.
6. You bring to Christ the gift of your youthful enthusiasm and vitality.
7. In you Christ is eternally youthful.
8. Through you Christ gives youth to the Church.
9. Do not disappoint Christ.
10. Do not disappoint the people who are waiting for you to bring Christ to them.
11. Do not fail your generation of young people.
12. Bring Christ to the young people of your generation as the only answer to their longings.
Seminarians are “a gift from God for which we, the community, must show appreciation and gratitude."
Catholic Schools Cont.
• Remind present students of any alumni who have become priests and religious.
• Inform senior students about any vocations events sponsored by the diocese.
• Celebrate Vocations Awareness Week. A particular class could possibly participate in the parish “Vocations Cross” programme.