24 Ways to Foster Vocations in your Home
- Know your faith, live the faith, and pass it down.
- Educate your children through Catholic school or CCD.
- Be a warrior in prayer and example. Fight the good fight of faith.
- Adopt a family priest and invite him to your home often.
- Live your vocation with joy, not griping.
- Take the time to answer your children’s questions about the faith and moral issues of the day.
- Support the church in word and deed.
- Pray together for vocations.
- Volunteer to take the vocation prayer chalice or icon home, if it is available in your parish.
- Teach the faith about current news and issues at the dinner table conversations.
- Pray the family rosary: Venerable Father Patrick Peyton said, “The family that prays together stays together.”
- Memorize Catholic prayers.
- Assist at Mass as a family and encourage daily Mass attendance.
- Learn about the saint of the day.
- Frequent the sacrament of Reconciliation as a household.
- Encourage Catholic friends for your children and spouse.
- Commit to a family Adoration hour. Stop often for a visit with Jesus.
- Have a prayer room for all to use in your home. Keep a personal prayer time each day.
- Teach the Scriptures in song and word throughout the day.
- Share your testimonies and faith stories.
- Visit shrines and churches when traveling.
- Follow Catholic traditions and liturgical seasons in your home.
- Shower Christ’s love upon all, especially your spouse and children.
- Cultivate virtues in your children and train them up in the way of the Lord.
Copyright 2019 Ellen Mongan
About the Author
Ellen Mongan, a Catholic writer and speaker, has been married more than 40 years to Deacon Pat Mongan. They have 7 children and 12 grandchildren. Ellen is a host of WOW Radio Podcasts, a religious columnist for the Augusta Chronicle, and has spoken on both radio and television. She is the founder of Sisters in Christ, Little Pink Dress Ministry, and Women-Fests.