High School | Lesson Two

Theme: Called to be Leaven in the World
Topic: The vocation of the laity

Students will identify ways to foster a life open to hearing God’s call to their vocation. They will recall the process for entering into one’s vocation.

Additional Student / Classroom Resources

Video: "Plans" (Jeremiah 29:11)

(1 min) video reflection on this scripture verse

Video: What is my vocation?

(6 min) video by Father Mike Schmitz shares how a vocation is more than just figuring out which state of life we are called to. He draws a practical path we can follow to pursue holiness.

Video: What is marriage?

(7 min) video by Christ Evert introducing the call to holiness through marriage

Song: Family by Toby Mac

(4 min) song about the commitment to make relationships work

Video: Sealed with a Kiss

(5 min) Spoken Word by Ashley King that sympathizes with the challenges of marriage while inspiring each viewer to keep their vows of oneness and experience the spiritual wonder of a divine relationship.

Video: The Harm Family's Story

(12 min) is a beautiful video testimony of a young couple’s faith in God’s during times of sickness and loss in their family. They challenge the viewer to trust God no matter what they are facing.

Video: Wedding the Catholic Way

(3 min) Young couples share why they chose to get married in the Catholic Church. They speak about desiring to have God in their center of their marriage.

Resources for Parents & Teachers

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Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catechism of the Catholic Church: especially paragraphs 871-873, 940-943

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Lumen Gentium

Lumen Gentium especially Chapter 5

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Amoris Laetitia

“On the Joy of Love” Pope Francis’ Post Synodal Apostolic Exhortation