What Parents Can Do

Vocations 

  • Talk with your kids about their gifts and abilities, about the importance of their contribution to the church and the world. They should that every Christian, young or old, has a part to play in building up the body of Christ.
  • Pray for Vocations as a family, for singles, married couples, priests and religious.
  • Avoid disparaging remarks about marriage and the single life. Watch how you speak about bishops, priests, and other religious. Your attitude or respect will help your children be open to God’s call in their lives.
  • Build your marriage, growing up in the context of a strong and healthy marriage gives kids vision for every vocation.
  • Pray, Pray, Pray. Children will watch and learn by your example as they do in other aspects of their life.
  • Keep learning about your faith, read, surf the net and encourage your children to do the same.
  • Introduce them to the saints. Tell them about your own devotions.
  • Tell them about your past your own faith up bringing.
  • Ask them have they ever thought about priesthood or religious life.
  • Pray and attend mass together.
  • Invite you priest of a religious you know to come for a visit to your home.
  • Spend quality time together as a family, foster strong family relationships

Contact Us

Vocations Office 

Pastoral Center

200 Military Road

P.O. Box 37

St. John’s, NL A1C 5H5

Email: vocations@rcsj.org

Tel: (709) 726-3660                               Fax: (709) 726-3688

Fr. Ray Earle

Tel: (709) 488-9334

Fr. Jeff Kolonel

Tel: (709) 745-8183