Vocation Blurbs

From Vincentian Encyclopedia

Ron Hoye CM has prepared a series of bulletin announcement to stimulate vocational discernment. They could also be use as thought starters for homilies and personal reflection.


VOCATION BULLETIN BLURBS

CYCLE B, 2005-2006

First Sunday of Advent (11/27/05)

Advent is a time of watching and waiting. Be open to the surprising ways God comes to you. Be attentive to God’s call in the ordinary. (Mark 13:33-37). Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information.


Second Sunday of Advent (12/4/05)

God calls us to proclaim the Good News. Share the Good News with others. Pray for the grace to be a faithfilled witness of God’s love. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information.


Third Sunday of Advent (12/11/05)

God gives you a mission. Respond! Rejoice in the Spirit who is at work in you. Log on to [1] for vocation opportunities and information.

Fourth Sunday of Advent (12/18/05)

Mary was called to be open to the extraordinary. What do you need to say “let it be” in response to God’s call to you? Trust that the Lord is with you and will guide you always. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information.


Christmas (12/25/05)

The angels announced tidings of great joy for all the people. Jesus is born in you today. Celebrate the presence of Emmanuel in a special way. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information.


Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God' (1/1/06)

Mary treasured and reflected on the meaning of the birth of her son Jesus. The shepherds praised and glorified God. How can your life best reflect and glorify Jesus? Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information.


Epiphany (1/8/06)

God’s glory continues to shine in our world. You need to carry the light of Christ. Consider being a light for the world as a Church minister. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information.

Baptism of the Lord: National Vocation Awareness Week (Monday, 1/9/06)

This is National Vocation Awareness Week. Delight in God’s call to you in baptism. What grace do you need to strengthen your commitment? Remember, God has set you as a covenant to the people. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information.


Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (1/15/06)

We don’t always recognize the voice of God. Spend time in silence regularly to listen to God’s voice. God calls, keep an open ear. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information.


Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (1/22/06)

The reign of God is now. Be willing to drop what you are doing to follow Jesus’ call. Believe that God will give you what you need. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information.


'Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (1/29/06)

God chooses ordinary people to speak his message. Try to perceive the voice of God in those around you. If you hear God’s voice, harden not your heart. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information.


Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time: World Day for Consecrated Life[ (2/5/06)

Proclaiming the gospel is our Christian mission. Jesus proclaimed the Good News and healed because he was rooted in prayer. Take Jesus’ lead - pray! Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information.


Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (2/12/06)

God has done great things for you. Spread the good news. Consider a church vocation. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information.


Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (2/19/06)

God’s healing power is at work in you. Who needs your compassion? How will you be an instrument of healing and forgiveness? Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information.


Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time (2/26/06)

God will lead you and speak to you. Be willing to be led. Listen to God speaking in your heart. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information.


First Sunday in Lent (3/5/06)

As we begin this Lenten season we are reminded of the everlasting covenant God made with us. Renew the promise you made with God. Believe in the Good News! Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information.


Second Sunday in Lent (3/12/06)

We are encouraged to listen to Jesus, the Beloved Son of God. Take time to listen in prayer. Listen to what Jesus is saying to you. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information.


Third Sunday in Lent (3/19/06)

God’s commandments lead us on the path to life. What path will you choose to walk? Pray for wisdom. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Fourth Sunday in Lent (3/26/06)

God loves the world so much and blesses us with the gift of his son, Jesus. Receive and share this gift of love. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information.


Fifth Sunday of Lent (4/2/06)

To be God’s servant, we must follow Jesus. Have the desire to see where Jesus lives. Serve the poor and marginalized. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion (4/9/06)

Jesus emptied himself and became obedient even unto death. Are you willing to die to selfishness? Let Christ reign in your heart! Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Easter Sunday (4/16/06)

The stone is rolled back, the tomb is empty! We are to go and tell the Good News. Rejoice in the power of the resurrection! Alleluia! Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Second Sunday of Easter Divine Mercy Sunday (4/23/06)

Thomas believed because he saw Jesus. We are blest when we have not seen and believe. What will it take for you to believe in Jesus’ call to you? Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Third Sunday of Easter (4/30/06)

Jesus opened the minds of his followers to understanding of scripture. He pronounced them as his witnesses. Be the hands and feet of Jesus today. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Fourth Sunday of Easter: World Day of Prayer for Vocations (5/7/06)

On this Good Shepherd Sunday we celebrate World Day of Prayer for Vocations. What love God has bestowed on us in calling us his children! Pray that you may be faithful to your vocational call. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Fifth Sunday of Easter (5/14/06) Jesus, the true vine, promised that if we live in him we will produce abundantly. Look for the signs of new life in you. Find ways to nourish your relationship with Jesus. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Sixth Sunday of Easter (5/21/06)

It was God who chose us to go forth and bear fruit that will last. Let your heart rejoice in God’s call to you. What is the fruit of your life? Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Seventh Sunday of Easter - Feast of the Ascension (5/28/06)

Jesus commissions us to go into the whole world and proclaim the good news. What do you need to carry out this mission? Ask for that grace. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Pentecost Sunday (6/4/06)

Jesus sends us the gift of peace and the Spirit to renew the earth. Use the gifts He’s given you. Let the Holy Spirit fill you and use you! Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Trinity Sunday (6/11/06)

Today we celebrate a central mystery of our faith. Our triune God calls us to be his own and blesses us on our life journey. What impact does this mystery have on your vocation? Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ (6/18/06)

By sharing the body and blood of Christ we are sealing our covenant with God. We are given the gift of life and asked to share it with others. Give thanks for this sustaining gift. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time (6/25/06)

“Why are you terrified? Why are you lacking in faith?” If God is calling you, don’t let fear stop you. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (7/2/06) Many people need a healing touch. Open your heart to the possibility that God may choose you to be a healing touch as a priest, sister, or brother. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (7/9/06)

Who should you encourage to think about a religious vocation? What would people think if you became a priest/brother/sister? Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (7/16/06)

God will provide for you on your journey. Trust that you will receive the grace to carry out the mission Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (7/23/06)

So many people with needs, so little time. If you make time for prayer, God will help you with the rest. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (7/30/06)

If you are willing to share what you have, God will multiply your gifts. Imagine how God can use you to nourish a hungry world. Consider being a sister, brother, priest, or deacon. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - The Transfiguration of the Lord (8/6/06)

We are challenged today to seek what will last. Give Jesus, the Bread of Life, your priority and you will always be satisfied. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (8/13/06)

Jesus continues to draw those who believe. Our world is hungry and thirsty for the Bread of Life. Consider sharing your faith. Consider ministry in the Church. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (8/20/06)

Our communion with Jesus unites us with all believers. As you participate in the Eucharist pray that the Church may be strengthened as the Body of Christ. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time (8/27/06)

Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. Choose to follow and serve God with your whole life. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (9/3/06)

You are called to be a person of integrity. Live in a way that shows that God is your center. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (9/10/06)

Ask God to open your ears to hear his call. May he also free your tongue to proclaim the good news. Consider serving God as a priest, brother, or sister. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (9/17/06)

Follow the Lord Jesus. If you lose yourself for Jesus’ sake, you will find life. He is worth it and your life depends on it. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (9/24/06) If we want to be great we must serve others. How can you best serve others? You can make a difference with your life. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (10/1/06)

All who serve in the name of Jesus will receive a reward. Encourage someone you know who would be of service as a priest, deacon, brother, or sister. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (10/8/06)

Children come to believe through those they love. We pray for married couples that they may be rooted in Jesus and share their love with their families. The call to married life is a special vocation. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time (10/15/06)

The rich young man desires to live a virtuous life. It requires letting go of what gets in the way of following Jesus wholeheartedly. You can let go, too! Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time (10/22/06)

Whoever wants to be great must serve others. Who are the ones you consider “great?” What can you do to carry on their legacy? Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (10/29/06)

Jesus hears our cry for help. What do you want Jesus to do for you? How will you show your gratitude? Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time (11/5/06)

In the reign of God love is essential. Loving God, self, and neighbor is the basis of all Christian vocations. How do/will you choose to love? Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (11/12/06)

If we dare to trust God with our lives, great things happen. Give God your total self. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (11/19/06)

When the end time comes, the wise and those who work for justice will shine forever. Dedicate your life to furthering the reign of God Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information


Our Lord Christ the King (11/26/06)

Jesus claims, “Anyone committed to the truth hears my voice.” Commit yourself to truth and heed the voice of God. Log on to www.voya.us for vocation opportunities and information