Prince of Peace Catholic Parish - Great Bend, KS

Vocations

The vocation of a Catholic is to be a leaven on earth, a light to the world, an image of Christ, nothing less than a son of God! Vocation does not mean only being a priest, a monk, a sister or a nun. As all men and women are called to be united with the Mystical Body of Christ, which is the Church, so we are all called to the perfection of life in Christ, and of charity towards God and towards men. This is what God calls us to. This is what a "Catholic vocation" is. We must bear this in mind when we seek to promote any particular kind of vocation, whether to priesthood, marriage, or religious life, apostolate in the world, contemplative life in a monastery, or whatever.

A Prayer to Awaken Vocations

 

Gracious God,
source and destiny of our lives,
in Christ you have formed us
as a Eucharistic people.

Renew in us your Holy Spirit:
Awaken us to whom you call us to be in you;
Lead us and affirm us in the way of life -
celibate, married, or single -
that fulfills your perfect plan.
Embolden us to do your work,
in ministry or mission.

Grant us discerning hearts
and courage to boldly embrace
your desire for our lives,
for your Church,
and for this world
which you so love.

We ask this in the name of
Jesus the Lord. Amen!