Posted tagged ‘Vocations’

“My parents were equipped …”

September 13, 2016



“I was just overwhelmed by how much I have to be grateful for. I just want to say thank you – I guess I’ll start from the beginning. My parents were equipped to teach the children because of Family Formation, and that is huge. I want to thank the parish for that. A lot of creative skill went into all of that.”

Family Formation congratulates Brother Damien Joseph on taking his final vows with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal!  We are so proud of him and grateful for the impact he’s had on our parish!  It’s an honor to have some small part in his vocational story.

“foundational in my journey of faith”

May 31, 2015


“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Church of Saint Paul for its great role in helping me grow in my faith.  Thank you to all those who have helped in developing and implementing the Family Formation program, as this was foundational in my journey of faith.”

Family Formation would like to congratulate Father Peter Hughes on his ordination yesterday!  We are so proud of you and are very pleased in having some small part in your vocational story.

More for Vocations Week

January 16, 2013

Here’s another vocations story, this time from a sister of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist.

Vocations Awareness Week

January 15, 2013

I love hearing people’s vocation stories!  Whether it’s peaceful or dramatic, early in life or late; I just think it’s inspiring to hear about God’s unique call to each of us, and all the different ways that people generously respond.  This one is by a priest from Fort Wayne, Indiana, posted for Vocations Awareness Week.

Double duty on this month’s memory verse

January 3, 2012

January’s memory prayer for grades 4-6 is a family vocations prayer from Archbishop Harry Flynn.  As you may have noticed, it’s a little longer than the average memory verse so you’ll want to start learning it right away, but even beyond that, I’d like to suggest a little different strategy for this month.

Almost all month we’ll be examining the topic of God’s call to each of us from different perspectives and a great way to tie it all together would be to have everyone in your family (toddlers to teens to grown-ups) recite this prayer together each day at a specific time like after a meal or before bed.

Not only will you pretty much guarantee your 4-6th graders will ace their memorization, but you will be modeling the value of prayer in your family, you’ll be helping the increase of vocations in your diocese, and you’ll be encouraging vocations in your family.  Win/win/win/win.

Feel free to copy the memory verse page from your home lesson so each of your pray-ers have their own copy to read, or you can paste the text in from the link above and print your own holy card sized prayers to keep at your most convenient location.

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