How can I promote vocations in my parish?
If the family is the domestic Church, the parish is the local Church, where children and young people encounter Christ Himself in the Eucharist. Many of them receive their religious formation in the parish, and witness lives of faithful discipleship in the priests and others who work there.
Parish communities support vocations in a number of ways: praying for them, spreading the word about vocations events, and including instruction on vocational discernment in their religious education programs. Many parishes also financially support seminarians.
Vocations are everybody’s business, and there are many ways to get involved in the vocations ministry at your parish.