NCSW 2017: Celebrate Vocations
ÒIt is with great hope that all the baptized may experience the joy of belonging to the Church and rediscover that the Christian vocation, just like every particular vocation, is born from within the People of God, and is a gift of divine mercy. The Church is the house of mercy, and it is the ÔsoilÕ where vocations take root, mature and bear fruit.Ó Ð Pope Francis
Jesus sends the disciples out two by two and tells them not to take anything with them and to shake the dust off their sandals of those who do not welcome them. Today we pray for vocations. That all baptized be open to the vocation to which God calls them, so that their vocation can take root and grow.
By focusing on faith, knowledge and service, Catholic schools prepare children to use their God-given talents to the fullest later in life. National Catholic Schools Week offers an opportunity for students to explore the many life paths that enable them to use their talents well in the service of God and others.
- Write letters of thanks to the Priests, Deacons, Brothers and Sisters involved in your local parishes.
- Provide a hot meal for the BrothersÕ retirement home here on campus.
- Celebrate saints who are important to the lives of religious orders such as St. Therese of Lisieux, patroness of missionaries and many vocations.
- Pray a novena to honor Father Andre Coindre, the founder of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.