Vocations

Serving our Church

“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”— 1 Peter 4:10

The Call to All Believers

God calls. We respond. “All Christians are called to the fullness of Christian life and to the perfection of charity, and this holiness is conducive to a more human way of living even in society here on earth.”

We are all called in various ways to share in the Church’s mission of announcing the reign of God and transforming the world in the light of Christ. Most do this by working in the secular realm; some do this by working in the Church. Working in the Church is a path of Christian discipleship to be encouraged.

Ministry is diverse and profoundly relational because ministry has its source in the triune God and because it takes shape within the community called Church. Through our sacramental initiation, we are all established in a personal relationship with Christ and in a network of relationships within the communion of the People of God. The personal discipleship of each individual makes possible a community of disciples formed by and for the mission of Christ.

“Each person must discover his or her own personal vocation and respond to it with generosity.”— Pope John Paul II