What Parents Can Do


  • 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.

Vocations Office

Vocations Office

Pastoral Centre 

Suite 402, 33 Pippy Place

St. John's, NL

A1B 3X2

T: 709 726 3660

E: vocations@rcsj.org

Fr. James Fleming

T: 709 834-9481

E: jjfleming@gmail.com