Family Vocation Ministries envisions 10 to 20 years in the future to witness a substantial increase of vocations to the priesthood and the consecrated life. The ministry also aspires to sow an increase of awareness regarding the importance of family life.
We hope and pray to have a direct effect on at least:
- Five to ten men ordained to Christ’s ministerial Priesthood.
- Five to ten consecrated religious profess to God their perpetual vows of obedience, poverty and chastity.
- Forty to Fifty families improve in practicing their Catholic faith. Which may include but not be limited to: attending Sunday Mass together faithfully, praying the rosary together at least once a week and learning together about the Church’s special vocations concerning the priesthood and the consecrated life.
“Indeed, the spirit of unity should be promoted in order that fraternal charity may be resplendent in the whole apostolate of the Church, common goals may be attained, and destructive rivalries avoided. For this there is need for mutual esteem among all the forms of the apostolate in the Church and, with due respect for the particular character of each organization, proper coordination. This is most fitting since a particular activity in the Church requires harmony and apostolic cooperation on the part of both branches of the clergy, the Religious, and the laity.”
-Vatican II, Apostolicam Actuositatem: The Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, 23