The Calling. Those of us who are clergy know it and know how relentless and ephemeral it can be sometimes. Discerning a Vocation to Holy Orders (Deacon, Priest, or Bishop) is not something to be taken lightly, or under one’s own initiative. This guide, originally made available during the “You’re On with Fr. John” program on Vocations, is now available to you.
For those accepting a calling from Christ to serve as clergy, there is no step more important than discernment of this call – but what exactly does that mean, and how does one begin? This guide book contains information, articles, writings of saints, and a Vocation Discernment Checklist for aspiring clergy. Included in this booklet are:
- What is a Vocation?
- How can I tell if I have a vocation?
- Where do I get advice?
- What should I do to prepare?
- What do the Church fathers say about the priesthood?
- What should I study before hand?
- What seminary should I go to?
and for those who wish to help, there’s even a section on how you can help and encourage someone in the midst of discerning a vocation, whether you’re a priest, pastor, deacon, parish council member, parish leader, a mom, a dad, or a bishop!
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