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Vocations

  1. 1. Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Vocation Sunday on the
  2. 2. What is a Vocation ? <ul><li>“ to call” </li></ul><ul><li>“ to summons” </li></ul><ul><li>“ to invite” </li></ul>
  3. 3. In General, by Birth: <ul><li>ALL people are “invited” (have a vocation ) into relationship with God. </li></ul><ul><li>It does not matter who we are, where we come from, what we believe, what we have done or not done, or how good we are. </li></ul><ul><li>God wants a healthy relationship with each of us. </li></ul>
  4. 4. In Faith, by Baptism: <ul><li>We as Catholic Christians receive a particular vocation when we are Baptized. </li></ul><ul><li>Through Baptism we are “called” to become active members of Christ’s Church, the Body of Christ. </li></ul><ul><li>Through Baptism our identity changes and so does our goal in life – we are “called” to make Christ visible to others so they can be in a relationship with Jesus too. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is a Charism ? <ul><li>“ a gift” </li></ul><ul><li>By living out our vocation we receive the gift of Salvation. </li></ul><ul><li>God gives us gifts (charisms) to help us with our vocation . These gifts are given to each of us for the good of the whole community, that is the Church – the Body of Christ. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Examples of Charisms <ul><li>Charisms are gifts such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>talents, skills, abilities and preferences. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>They could be things like: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>teaching, serving, healing, guiding. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We can have them naturally or grow into them. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is an Apostolate ? <ul><li>Apostolate comes from the word Apostle, which means “to be sent”. An Apostolate is our mission or purpose in life. </li></ul><ul><li>Perhaps your mission in life is to raise a family, or a life of service to others, or a life of prayer, or to be a leader in the faith. </li></ul><ul><li>These are the primary ways we live our baptismal Vocation as a member of the Church. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Types of Vocations <ul><li>Lay Vocations </li></ul><ul><li>* Single Life </li></ul><ul><li>* Married Life </li></ul><ul><li>* Religious Life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contemplative / Prayer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apostolic / Service </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ordained Vocations </li></ul><ul><li>+ Deacon / Servant </li></ul><ul><li>+ Priest / Guide </li></ul><ul><li>+ Bishop / Administrator </li></ul>
  9. 9. What is Discernment ? <ul><li>“ Being attentive to how </li></ul><ul><li>God might be calling YOU!” </li></ul><ul><li>Pay attention to your likes and dislikes, your abilities and such. </li></ul><ul><li>Are you faithful to prayer or do you prefer hands on activities and service projects? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you attached to people or do you prefer to be more independent? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Want to learn more about the Vocations? <ul><li>Go to the link below to find out more: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.stbrigidofkildare.org/moreonvocations.htm </li></ul></ul>

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