"Then, overcome by joy, I cried, 'Jesus, my love. At last I have found my vocation. My vocation is love. In the heart of the Church, my mother, I will be love, and then I will be all things.” (St Therese of Lisieux)
As we begin the month of October we are looking at ways in which we can live out our vocation of love in every small act of love. Each class has received a mission to follow the little way through small acts of love. A rose has been placed on the altar to remind us we are called to love.
Yearly, our school invite and meet many people who share their vocation with us. There are many different vocations where people have been called to serve God in many different ways.
Fr Terin (our parish priest) on his vocation visits always reminds us that all of us have a vocation. It isn't just something that happens in the future, but something that is taking place right at this very minute. this supports both Year 3 and 6 pupils who came away from their visit with the knowledge of how their preparation for the sacrament of Holy Communion and Confirmation was a holy vocation for them at this time.
Throughout the visits during the Vocations week, many of the visitors who came in witnessed their faith through their vocation. From paramedics to engineers, from priests to beauticians, we met people who believe that their actions as a job allow them to bear witness to their faith.
Children have been able to come away from the vocations experiences with the opportunity to really evaluate their purpose in life and think about their own future.
Rosary pupils are also always encouraged to also consider their personal vocation right now, how they are serving God now, in their class, in their school, in their home and in their communities.