Upcoming Discernment Opportunities
Oportunidades de Discernimiento:
Click on link below to download the upcoming vocation awareness opportunities offered by the Office of Vocations. Hacer un click al enlace abajo para descargar la lista de oportunidades de discernimiento vocacional ofrecidos por la Oficina de Vocaciones.
Vocation Directors of local Religious Communities of men and women and the Office of Vocations Staff are available to give presentations or talks at parishes, Catholic schools, groups, etc. Please contact the Vocations Office to arrange for a speaker: 713-652-8239 or firstname.lastname@example.org English and Spanish available. Please feel free to contact each community directly. Visit http://www.houstonvocations.com/religious-life/religious-communities-for-men/ or http://www.houstonvocations.com/religious-life/religious-communities-for-women/
United States Catholic Conference of Bishops http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/vocations/educators-and-youth-leaders/lesson-plans/index.cfm
Congregation of the Holy Cross http://vocation.nd.edu/get-connected/vocations-curriculum/
Vocation Promotion Material
Printed material of vocation events hosted by the Office of Vocations is available for printing on each web link (click on “be active” tab and then on “our vocational programs” tab) or by calling the vocations office at 713-652-8239 or email email@example.com
Printed Material is also available for purchase through different organizations. See list below:
505 N. Toombs St.
Valdosta, GA 31601
Lessons for K-12, for Catholics Schools and Parish Religious Education. More at Vocation Lessons
¡OYE! Magazine (Bilingual; Eng/Spa)
¡OYE! is an initiative of Claretian Publications that serves as a useful tool in the search of God´s calls in life. ¡OYE! is a yearly free discernment guide that transmits a dynamic message of the calls of God in the lives of young people. ¡OYE! encourages young people to consider the ways in which they might be called, whether they be in a lay commitment, marriage and Christian family life, or the priesthood or religious life. To request FREE copies of ¡OYE! through internet, click here. To request FREE copies of ¡OYE! By phone, please call the toll-free number 1-800-328-6515. See interactive digital magazine here http://browndigital.bpc.com/publication/?i=234056 The Claretian Missionaries is a Catholic community of priests and brothers. We are devoted to the mission of living out and preaching the Gospel of Jesus. For more information, visit www.claretiansusa.org
El Momento Católico
A series of bilingual handouts printed in color for adult education in the faith. We have 49 titles that include a series on the sacraments and sacramental preparation, the Bible, the Parish community and stewardship, family life, and liturgical seasons.
- The format is simple and user friendly.
- The text is divided into short sections of content accompanied by questions for reflection and discussion.
- Some of the topics can be used in study and discussion sessions; others can be used in the home for personal study and reflection.
- Printed in color.
To view titles and order here: http://www.hispanic-ministry.com/hmrc-publications/el-momento-cat%C3%B3lico
NRVC (National Religious Vocation Conference)
The National Religious Vocation Conference is a professional organization of vocation ministers that presents religious life as a viable option in the Catholic Church. NRVC promotes vocation awareness, invitation, and discernment to life as a religious sister, brother, or priest.NRVC reflects all forms of religious life and provides educational opportunities, resources, and other supportive services for spiritual, professional, and personal growth.
5401 South Cornell Avenue, Suite 207
Chicago, IL 60615
Serra USA: Our Mission… is to foster and affirm vocations to the priesthood and vowed religious life.
The USA Council of Serra International invites you to visit and visit often so that you are able to browse all of the valuable information provided here in support of your mission and ministry to foster and promote vocations through prayer, awareness, affirmation and support. This online resource is designed to help you meet your USA Serra club and vocation ministry needs.
VISION Vocation Guide and its VISION VocationNetwork.org is the most comprehensive resource available in print and online for those seeking information on Catholic religious vocations and men’s and women’s religious communities. Since 1987 VISION has been providing hundreds of thousands of readers each year with information on the broad spectrum of Catholic religious life through first-person accounts, profiles, photo stories, and articles about discernment, community life, vows, ministry, and Catholic teachings. Order or view the latest vocation guide for free at http://www.vocationnetwork.org/orders
Institute of Religious Life. The IRL has a new online catalog where it offers over one hundred different products – books, pamphlets, videos, audios, prayer cards and leaflets – all designed to help you to discern your vocation in life, or to grow in your vocation, or simply to deepen your knowledge of the Catholic faith. http://religiouslifecatalog.com/
Rogationist Publications The Rogationists of the Heart of Jesus (RCJ) is a religious congregation of priests and brothers founded by St. Hannibal Mary Di Francia (Messina, Italy, 1851-1927). The word “rogationist” comes from the Latin “rogate” which means “pray.” The spirituality of the Congregation is centered on the words of Jesus Christ in the Gospel: “The harvest is rich but the workers are few. Pray, therefore, the Lord of the harvest that He may send workers into His harvest” (Mt.9:37-38/Lk.10:2). Hence, they carry out the mission of: praying for vocations to the priestly and consecrated life in the Church, propagating this prayer worldwide, and caring for and promoting the human and spiritual welfare of orphans, needy children and the poor. To order vocation prayers visit http://vocationsandprayer.org/