Weekly Vocations Message
What is a Vocation?
God creates every person for a specific vocation which will provide them with the greatest happiness in life and a path to reach heaven. Their gifts and abilities are to be developed for use in this vocation.
“Love is the fundamental and innate vocation of every human being.” (CCC) To discern your vocation, an individual must discern how has God called them to love. Most commonly, men and women live out their vocation to love in the sacrament of marriage within family life. Others are created to love in a special way in the vocation of priesthood, religious life or single life.
What’s My Vocation? Or Everyone Has 3 Vocations:
“What should I do with my life?” It’s a question on many hearts, maybe even our own. In this video, Father Mike Schmitz gives some direction that can lead to an answer for ourselves or someone we know. He shares how a vocation is more than just figuring out whether we’re called to married life or religious life, and it’s about more than just finding out what we like to do. As he breaks down three different types of vocation we all have, he draws a practical path we can follow to pursue holiness.
SJA Vocations Ministry Mission Statement:
The mission of the St Joan of Arc Parish Vocation Ministry is to promote a culture of vocations to encourage individuals to live out their Baptismal promises. All vocations contribute to the life of the Church: Priesthood, Diaconate, Vowed Religious Life, Married and Single Life.
The SJA Vocations Ministry will regularly provide vocation education in the bulletin and on the parish website. If you are interesting in participating in the Vocations Ministry, please contact the parish office.
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
359 West Areba Ave.
Hershey, PA 17033
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