Vocation Week Resources

Junior High | Grades 6 - 8

“Ask yourselves, young people, about the love of Christ. Acknowledge His voice resounding in the temple of your heart. Return His bright and penetrating glance which opens the paths of your life to the horizons of the Church’s mission. It is a taxing mission, today more than ever, to teach men the truth about themselves, about their end, their destiny, and to show faithful souls the unspeakable riches of the love of Christ. Do not be afraid of the radicalness of His demands, because Jesus, who loved us first, is prepared to give Himself to you, as well as asking of you. If He asks much of you, it is because He knows you can give much.”
― Saint John Paul II

Lesson One

Theme: Made for Greatness
Topic: Called to Love

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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: Made for Greatness
Topic: Called to love

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

Students will recall that there are 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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