Vocation Week Resources

High School | Grades 9 - 12

“Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus.”
― Saint Mother Teresa

Lesson One

Theme: Called to the fullness of happiness
Topic: Four levels of happiness

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Lesson Two

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

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Lesson Three

Theme: Called to Spiritual Fatherhood
Topic: Holy Priesthood

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Lesson Four

Theme: Consecrated for Christ
Topic: Consecrated Life

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Lesson Five

Theme: Listening and Responding
Topic: How to discern one’s vocation

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Lesson One

Theme: Called to the fullness of happiness
Topic: Four levels of happiness

Students will identify humanity’s ability to love as our greatest dignity and joy. They will recall that God has a design for their life which will lead them to the greatest happiness and holiness.

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Lesson Two

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

SStudents will recall that God’s plan for their lives will lead to the greatest happiness and holiness. Students will name and describe the different vocations in the church. They will identify the characteristics of the vocation to marriage and the laity’s mission of building up the Kingdom of God by their family and occupation in the midst of the world.

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Lesson Three

Theme: Called to Spiritual Fatherhood
Topic: Holy Priesthood

Students will reflect on the significance of the vocation to the priesthood. They will identify the effects of the grace of Holy Orders, especially the priest’s role in administering the sacraments.

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Lesson Four

Theme: Consecrated for Christ
Topic: Consecrated Life

Students will recall that consecrated persons are called by Christ to follow Him more closely. Students will list and explain the vows and some different forms of consecrated life in the church.

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Lesson Five

Theme: Listening and Responding
Topic: How to discern one’s vocation

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.

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