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VISION Vocation Network YCL Parish Packet

PARISH RESOURCE PACKET

🕔30. Oct 2014

Here are some great resources to help parishes celebrate and promote religious life and religious vocations.

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Jesus bring the Good News

FOR PASTORS & PREACHERS: Sample homilies that encourage vocation discernment

🕔30. Oct 2014

Here are some quick tips and sample homilies on vocation-related themes.

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Pope Francis in a crowd

Year of Consecrated Life | FOR BULLETIN EDITORS & DISCERNERS: Reflections on consecrated life

🕔14. Nov 2014

Insightful quotes and reflections on consecrated life for use in parish bulletins or on the parish website for every week of the Year of Consecrated Life and beyond.



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Catholic classroom

FOR DREs | TEACHERS | CATECHISTS

🕔21. Nov 2014

Tips, insights, and lesson ideas for Catholic religious educators for encouraging prayer, discernment, and vocations.

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Tips for parents and families

FOR PARENTS: Fostering happiness, holiness, and faithfulness

🕔21. Nov 2014

Suggestions to help you in your role as your children's primary teachers about life, love, and the joys of being Catholic.

 

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Petionary Prayers for Year of Consecrated Life

FOR LITURGISTS & PRAYER MINISTERS | petitionary prayers | song | vocation prayers

🕔30. Oct 2014

Please include a petitionary prayer in honor of the Year of Consecrated Life at every liturgy, and sing our specially commissioned song, Wake the World With Dawning Joy.

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Pope and young adults selfie

FOR YOUTH, YOUNG ADULT & CAMPUS MINISTERS

🕔17. Jan 2012

Ideas gathered from VISION Vocation Network's rich store of articles and online features for young men and women to learn more about their Catholic faith, their spirituality, and the vocation options available to them as they seek to find the path in life that will give them the most joy and fulfillment.

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Consecrated life through the ages: Timeline

🕔23. Jul 2014

 

From ancient desert monasticism to contemporary forms of religious life, a small band of Christian men and women in every generation choose to consecrate their lives to God with unique vows of love and service that give radical witness to the gospel.

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Vocation Statistics Fact Sheet

VOCATION FACT SHEET

🕔17. Nov 2014

Myths and misconceptions abound when it comes to consecrated life and religious vocations. We are happy to bust those myths by putting facts at your fingertips. VISION Vocation Network tracks vocation trends annually. Don’t forget to sign up to receive our award-winning E-Vocation newsletter to stay up-to-date on vocation news.

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Pope Francis Prayer for Vocations

PRAYER CARD: Pope Francis Prayer for Vocations

🕔31. Oct 2014

Please make use of this prayer for vocations by Pope Francis in your homes, classrooms, youth ministry gatherings, and parish liturgies.

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Young people and communities

Religious communities connect with young people

🕔19. May 2015

During the Year of Consecrated Life, religious communities are sharing who they are, what they do, and how they live—and in particular reaching out to the young.

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Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe in the documentary "Sewing Hope."

Beholden to no one but God

🕔17. Aug 2015

A Catholic journalist had an assignment to interview religious sisters about their work. As she made call after call, a theme emerged: The sisters saw the journalist, and publicity in general, as a nuisance to endure or, if possible, to avoid. Perhaps these sisters, and other men and women in consecrated life, need a crash course in how to grab their 15 minutes of fame.

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Hundredfold: A Guide to Parish Vocation Ministry

Hundredfold: A Guide to Parish Vocation Ministry

🕔26. Aug 2015

Hundredfold: A Guide to Parish Vocation Ministry, by Rhonda Gruenewald, is the definitive handbook for promoting vocations in Catholic parishes.

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2015 Year of Consecrated Life logos

Year of Consecrated Life logos

🕔02. Mar 2015

Please feel free to use these logos designed by VISION for use in your print and online resources. There is no need to credit VISION, but would love a mention and a link to our website! 


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Consecrated life: Words of wisdom

🕔23. Jul 2014

A gathering of quotes about consecrated life. We continue to add to the list. Feel free to send quotes our way.

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Order free Year of Consecrated Life prayer cards

Year of Consecrated Life posters, song, banner for use in your parish, school, institute

🕔23. Jun 2014

Posters | bookmarks | banners | VISION Vocation Guides: Please feel free to use these Year of Consecrated Life resources from the VISION Vocation Network and the National Religious Vocation Conference. Click here for the Year of Consecrated Life logo.

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Fireworks 2015

PODCAST: Celebrate and wake up the world!

🕔18. Nov 2014

Celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life with some rocking tunes.

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vocation related questions

VOCATION RESOURCES: Myths busted and questions answered

🕔20. Nov 2014

Here are some additional VISION articles that help separate the fact and fiction about religious life.

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Infographic: Who is answering the call to religious life?

🕔21. Jul 2014

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Year of Consecrated Life | SURVEY: Among the lights and shadows: The mood of Catholics around consecrated life

🕔22. Jul 2014

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