A vocation is God’s call to each of us. It is the unique way that God has designed us to serve him and others. Finding our vocation can take time and discernment but our vocation is a reminder that we all have a special purpose in this world, and we are all called to do something significant with our lives.


Day 1 – Start with scripture

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Have a read of this scripture passage. Think about what Jesus is telling us to do.

A Reading from the Gospel according to John

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.  I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.  My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.  I and the Father are one.

The Word of the Lord
R. Thanks be to God

John 10:27-30

Spend some time in pairs or threes and talk about the questions below. When you’re finished share them with the whole form and see where the dialogue takes you.

Discussion Questions:

What do you think the key message is from the passage?

What does it mean when Jesus says ‘My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me’?

Can you spend some time talking to people about what you feel called to do in life?

Click below to “Add Comment” and capture some of what has been said in your form for others to see.

Day 2 – Catholic Social Teaching

We begin by making the Sign of the Cross

A Call to Community and Participation.

There are many aspects to Catholic social teaching but the one we are going to focus on today is a call to community and participation

God has made us to live with others. It is in relationships and community that humans flourish,
discover who they are, learn to love and learn to live.

As followers of Christ, who shared his life freely with everyone, we must imitate him and build welcoming communities where all are supported, especially those in need, and where we allow ourselves to be supported too.

To do this, we need the involvement and effort of us all. A community of one person doesn’t exist. It is our responsibility to participate and work together to build strong societies that benefit all.

This Catholic Social Teaching point also emphasises the importance of participation. God calls all of us to get involved in whatever way we can to help build a better world. This might mean sharing our skills and talents and volunteering. As we get older, it might mean listening to where God is calling us to be and following our Vocation.

A prayer for our vocation.

We pray together this prayer for our own vocation, that we will follow the path God is calling us to:

Gracious God,
You have called me to life
and gifted me in many ways.
You have sent me
to continue the mission of Jesus
by sharing my love with others.
Strengthen me to respond to
Your call each day.
Help me to become all You desire of me.
Inspire me to make a difference in
others’ lives.
Lead me to choose the way of life
You have planned for me.
Open the hearts of all to listen
to Your call.
Fill all with Your Holy Spirit that
we may have listening hearts and
the courage to respond to You.
Enkindle in my heart
and the hearts of others the desire
to make the world a better place
by serving all people
Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross

Day 3 -Hit the Headlines

We begin with the Sign of the Cross.

Today we are going to think about how we all have a vocation, a call, to care for God’s creation… God created this amazing world, for us to enjoy. The Bible tells us humans are special because we’re made in God’s image, and part of that means taking care of His creation. It’s like being entrusted with a super cool gift! Watch the video using the link below for our thinking and talking point for today… Your Planet: Environment news from around the world – BBC Newsround

Is there anything from the video that strikes you the most? Discuss as a form something you could pledge to do together, or individually to make a difference and care for creation… Drop a comment in the box below on what you’ve discussed.

We give thanks to God for his wonderful creation and our call to be stewards of the earth as we say together

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end,

Amen

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.