World Day of Prayer for Vocations
The 4th Sunday of Easter, which is the 25th April, is World Day of Prayer for Vocations.
Usually we have visitors who come into school at this time each year to speak to us about their vocations and we pray together as a school for vocations.
In past years Deacon Owen came to visit us and spoke to lots of you about vocations and his own vocation. This year he will not be able to visit us, so instead he has sent us some resources to help us to think about and pray for vocations at home with our families.
At this time we can also ask ourselves what God is calling us to do. We need to find our 'vocation' in life.
What is a vocation?
A call… The word comes from the Latin word ‘vocare’ which means ‘to call’. Vocation, then, is about a call or a calling in people’s lives
A call from… The call from God. We believe that God has called people to play a particular role in his plan of salvation for the world.
A call for… Everyone, including you. Many people only use the term ‘vocation’ to talk about priests, monks and religious sisters. But the call is for everyone. We believe that God calls each and every person into existence and then calls us to be a living sign of his love for the world. We are created out of love and we are created to love.
A call to… This means that for Christians, a vocation is not just something that God calls us to do, it is also the person God calls us to be.
How can I discover my vocation?
What are the qualities you see in others that you would most like to have yourselves? What kind of person would you really like to be?