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  December 2012 VISION E-Vocation Newsletter 

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Father, if you are willing, take this cup from us . . .


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Why we need a savior . . .
Makeshift memorial to honor the victims of the Newtown, CT massacre.



Be good news to the poor

DURING ADVENT as we anticipate the glad tidings of the coming of Christ, we are also invited to remember that Jesus' mission--and ours as his followers--is to bring good news to the poor. “The Christian faithful ... are . . . obliged to promote social justice and, mindful of the precept of the Lord, to assist the poor from their own resources” (Canon 222)

For more on why Catholics care about the poor, view this VISION article video:

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Please help discerners with student debt

PLEASE DO WHAT YOU CAN to offer assistance to discerners and candidates to religious life who are working to pay off their student loans. Here are two discerners who could use your help:

Know potential candidates to religious life who are trying to pay off educational debt. Send their information our way. We are happy to do what we can to spotlight their vocation-related fundraising efforts.



Who was John the Baptist and
what was his relationship to Jesus?
Recent post from Questions Catholics Ask

word-of-god.jpgJOHN IS UNIQUE in the story of salvation. He’s the inter-testamental lynchpin: part Hebrew prophet, part Christian missionary. His strange diet and dress, his preference for the wilderness, and his stern message of repentance puts him in a class with folks like Elijah, Amos, and Isaiah. He doesn’t, however, simply talk about the coming of Emmanuel. He has the distinct advantage of being able to point him out to the crowds: “Behold, the Lamb of God!” 
. . . >>Read more.

 

Check out our Calendar of events


FIND discerdec27.jpgnment, service, and educational events in your area. Community- and diocesan-sponsored events are posted on the VocationNetwork calendar online and on Facebook and twitter.

Be brave. Get involved. Meet others seeking answers. Help others in need. You will be glad you did!

Note to communities: Don't forget to post your upcoming events on the calendar. Click here to add your event, or simply email us the information and we'll post it for you. You may view events on our facebook page as well.

 

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Editors are standing by

VISION READERS, please let us know what more we can do to help you in your discernment or ministry. We welcome your feedback. Contact Patrice Tuohy at pjtuohy@truequest.biz.

Please share your own stories on the positive influence priest, brothers, sisters had on you. Email your stories to Joel Schorn at jschorn@truequest.biz.

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KEEP IN MIND

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VOCATION SEEKERS:
TIP: Here is a short video reminding you of how to use Vocation Match as you discern your life's calling.

Find more tips here.

 

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COMMUNITIES:
Be part of the award-winning VISION Vocation Network.
Call us today at 800-942-2811 or email us, and we can give you information on the many options available for you.


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listed as a key resource on the U.S. Catholic Bishops' revised vocations website (former 10 ten list). 


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