ROLE OF PARENTS
play a vital role in their child's discernment of their future
vocation, whatever it may be. It is crucial that their future
vocation be nutured in the home. Parents are urged to establish an
environment in the home in which their children may more clearly hear
God's call. It is often difficult to hear God's call, but you as
parents have a special ability to help make this happen.
parents, you should teach your children to listen to God; to quiet
their minds and listen to His voice and his call. You can do this
through example, by showing them how to listen in general.
you need to pray. Teach them to pray on their own, and pray together
as a family. Help them learn the Scriptures.
involved in church activities. Take them to mass, to daily offices,
to special events.
involved in learning about themselves. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts have historically been
good for this, as are other after-school activities.
involved in volunteer activities. Make sure they understand about the
importance of serving others.
them that marriage is also a vocation. Show them how you live out
your Christian vocation of marriage.
to the Vocations Main Page.]