Vocations

Explore Your Call

  • You probably are feeling a quiet, persistent tug towards something you can’t quite name.
  • Or you may be feeling some small, indefinable void in your life.
  • You may be looking for something, but have little or no idea what.
  • We warmly encourage you to heed that call.

What is a vocation?

The root word for vocation is vocare, which is Latin for “to call.” God has created each one of us for a particular calling or way to follow Him. Through the Sacrament of Baptism we become a child of God and thus called to live in holiness through love of God and neighbor. It is important to also remember that our true vocation does not come from the world, but rather is an invitation directly from God to follow Him.

Our first or primary vocation is to live in holiness, or in other words, to become a saint! While this is a challenge for us all, it should be the goal of every baptized child of God.

There are several vocations to explore:  We invite you to explore whether the call is leading you towards the Congregation of Christian Brothers, The Priesthood, Consecrated Life, Marriage or Single Life.  Learning what your particular vocation will be requires a process we call discernment. It will be utilized at various stages in your life and God will use others to assist us in that process.   Do you have the courage to ask God the question that is seldom uttered in your busy world, “Lord how are you calling me to follow You?”

 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks, receives, and the one who seeks, finds; and the one who knocks the door will be opened.” -Matthew 7:7-8

For information on The Christian Brothers
http://www.cfcvocations.org
Br. James R. McDonald, CFC
Vocation Promotion
(815) 272-7742
bromaccfc@yahoo.com

For information on the priesthood
http://www.detroitpriest.com/
Fr. Tim Birney
Director of Priestly Vocations
(313) 237-5875
birney.tim@aod.org