The Vocations Council of St. Rita Catholic Community
"There are different gifts,but the same Spirit;different ministries,but the same Lord;different works but the same God accomplishes all of them in everyone."
-1 Corinthians 12:4
Dedicated to furthering vocations to priesthood, the diaconate, and the religious life through prayer and work.
Take time to read some inspiring personal vocation stories! Click on the names on the right side of this page and learn how God has called people from all walks of life into his service. How is God calling you?
Charter of the St. Rita Vocations Council
The Council was formed in March 2001 to serve the Community in the following ways:
- By encouraging a heightened awareness within our community that God is calling each of us to serve him in some way, and the importance of our listening to that call.
- By increasing the awareness within our community that the Church is in great need of generous and enthusiastic responses to God's call to be priests, deacons, religious brothers and sisters.
- By encouraging prayer for vocations throughout the parish, including personal prayer, prayer from the pulpit, prayer at meetings of parish organizations, in St. Rita School and Sunday School classes.
- By providing support to parish organizations, St. Rita School, and Sunday School classes by suggesting, arranging, and assistimg with vocation awareness activities.
- By providing vocation awareness materials and speakers to parish organizations, St. Rita School, and Sunday School classes with the generous assistance of the Knights of St. Columbus and the Serra Club.
- By creating and maintaining an extensive library of videos about religious vocations and orders, available to parishoners through the Office of Religious Education.
- By sponsoring a variety of vocation awareness activities throughout the parish, St. Rita School, and Sunday School classes during National Awareness Week each January.