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What is a Vocation?
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What is a vocation? Quite simply, a vocation is how you choose to live your life, using the gifts you have been blessed with in a way that best honors, serves, and pleases our Lord. A vocation includes: ordained vocations such as the Priesthood and Diaconate, the consecrated religious life for men and women, marriage, parenthood and the single life — all ways of living our lives in dedication to our Lord.





"The discernment of a vocation is above all the fruit of an intimate dialogue between the Lord and his disciples. Young people, if they know how to pray, can be trusted to know what to do with God's call."


—Pope Benedict XVI, Response to questions by the bishops of the United States in Washington, D.C., April 16, 2008

 


 

  

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St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish
5720 Hamilton Mason Rd
Liberty Township, OH 45011
 
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 513.777.4322

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 513.777.7264

Prayer for Vocations
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Almighty Father,
You have created us for some definite purpose.
Grant us the grace to know the path
You have planned for us in this life
and to respond with a generous “Yes.”
Make our archdiocese, parishes, homes and hearts
fruitful ground for Your gift of vocations.
May our young people respond to Your call
with courage and zeal.
Stir among our men a desire and the strength
to be good and holy priests.
Bless us with consecrated religious and those called to a
chaste single life, permanent deacons,
and faithful husbands and wives,
who are a sign of Christ’s love for His Church.
We commend our prayer for vocations to You, Father,
through the intercession of Mary our Mother,
in the Holy Spirit,

through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 – Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr
Upcoming Vocations Events
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April 8-10: Come and See Weekend for Women

Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods “Come and See” weekend, 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 8 to 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 10. Free retreat! Learn more about living life joyfully as a woman religious, about the SPs and foundress, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. Spend a renewing time at lovely, spirit-filled Saint Mary of the Woods, Indiana. Theme is “Live joyfully.” Call Sister Editha at 812-230-4771 or email: eben@spsmw.org.


April 9: Father/Son Day of Service

On Saturday, April 9th from 8:30am-5:00pm the Knights of Columbus Council of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West is hosting Real Men, Real Faith: A Father and Son Day of Service that will include Mass, service work, games, activities, a talk on responding to God’s call and a lunch. The day is for fathers and their sons aged 13-18 years old and is FREE to attend. To register go to: www.realmenrealfaith.app.rsvpify.com or, for more information, contact Tim Fernandez at mtsmknights@gmail.com.


April 9:  Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi/Legionaries of Christ @ St. Max Jr. High 1X1 after 4:00 PM Mass.


April 10: Missionaries of the Precious Blood @ St. Max High School FRESH - 7:00 PM.


April 14: Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations

Join the Children of Mary at a Holy Hour for Vocations on Thursday, February 11, from 8:00-9:00 PM, in the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in Norwood, OH. All are welcome and encouraged to come. This event happens every second Thursday of the month.


April 15-16: Chicago's Got Sisters

For Single, Catholic women discerning the religious life. Experience a variety of communities, their mission, and way of life. Contact: Sr. Theresa Sullivan, DC at sistertheresa.sullivan@doc.org or register at www.daughters-of-charity.com/retreats.


April 16/17: Sisters of Notre Dame @ St. Max Fellowship Weekend.


April 17: World Day of Prayer for Vocations

The World Day of Prayer for Vocations is a day set aside for all people to pray specifically for an increase of vocations to the priesthood, religious and consecrated life. To get great resources for this special day of prayer visit: www.worlddayofprayerforvocations.com.


May 14: Missionaries of the Precious Blood @ St. Max Jr. High 1X1 after 4:00 PM Mass.


May 14/15: Missionaries of the Precious Blood @ St. Max Fellowship Weekend.


June 14-17: Bishop Bruté Days Camp

Calling all High School boys age 13-17 yrs…Would you like the opportunity to grow closer to God? Are you open to the possibility of a vocation to the priesthood? Bishop Simon Brute is holding a retreat from June 14-17. For more information or to register go to WWW.ARCHINDY.ORG/BSB or call (317) 924-4100.

Promoting Vocations in Our Parish Family
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The St. Maximilian Kolbe Vocations Committee has been established to increase awareness and education concerning all vocations. We work to encourage parishioners to understand their unique gifts and talents given by God— and through prayer— determine his or her unique vocation.


Traveling Crucifix

The Vocation Committee invites interested families to receive the Vocations Crucifix in their homes and to pray in a special way for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life. During the week, the family displays the crucifix in their prayer corner, mantle or other prominent place to gather daily for a time of prayer. Then at the end of the week, return the crucifix to the gathering space for the next family to enjoy for the upcoming week.

If your family would like to participate in the Vocations Crucifix Program, please see the signup sheet located in our Vocation Corner outside of the parish library.


Vocations Committee: Pray, Encourage, Support...

The Vocations Committee seeks to encourage parishioners to pray for and consider Vocations to the priesthood, sisterhood, permanent diaconate, brotherhood and lay ministry. Committee meetings are held approximately every month (usually the first Monday) and generally last about an hour and a half. Individual committee members spend time as available coordinating different aspects of vocation education and awareness.

For more information contact Tony Arozarena at vocations@saint-max.org.   


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