National Vocations Awareness Week
November 1-7, 2020from the Education Resource Center (ERC)The resources below can be shared
with students and families
throughout the week, the month, or the year
to help them ~ learn about vocations~ support the vocation to the Priesthood~ begin to reflect upon and discern their own vocationUSCCB Lesson Plans and ResourcesThe USCCB offersvocations lesson plans for grades K-8additional lessons, activities, and resources for grades 6-12a list of best practices for university and young adult ministryExplore these resources and more HERE.Survey: Gifts and Talents and Things I EnjoyKnowing what you enjoy… and what you don’t enjoy, what you do well… and what you don’t do well helps you know what God is calling you to do.
Print and distribute a survey HERE.Talk StartersVocation discernment is a result of reflection.Reflection is a result of discussion.Begin discussion with “Talk Starters” HERE.Meet Your Priest!Survey your priest and get to know him like never before!DOWNLOAD or MAKE A COPY and then share the survey form found HERE.Write to Your Priest or to a SeminarianChoose from templates for writing a letter to your priest or a seminarian. Letter options include:blank space to draw pictureswide writing lines with and without sentence startersnarrow lines with and without sentence starters.Find priest letter templates HERE.
Find Archdiocesan priest addresses HERE.
Find seminarian letter templates HERE.
View the seminarians, and learn about them by clicking on their name HERE.
Find seminarian addresses HERE.Scripture and PrayerExplore biblical characters and their calling or vocation:11 Bible peopleLinks to scriptureLinks to videos of the people/storiesConnections to lives todayIdeas for praying with the scripture passagesFind all this on one page HERE.Explore More!Many more vocation resources and links to access them include:Posters/Infographics/HandoutsOnline Activities Printable ActivitiesPrayer ResourcesOnline VideosOnline Articles for ParentsFind everything HERE.Looking for More?Pinterest: Vocations – ChildrenPinterest: Vocations – YouthPinterest: Vocations – Young AdultsPinterest: The Archdiocese of Dubuque