WHAT WILL YOUR VOCATION BE IN LIFE?
God created everyone with this prime and only real goal in life, which is to know, to love and to serve God and to be happy with Him forever in heaven. The way you serve God is in large part determined by the vocation you choose in life. This can be many things, from doctors, lawyers, carpenters, fathers, mothers, priests, sisters, brothers, deacons, mine workers, ditch diggers, janitors and on and on. God calls everyone to serve him from the most highly important or glamorous work to the most menial. Each of these is important to God and serves Him in his plan for our salvation.
Obviously, everyone is not called to the religious life by God, but it is important to begin to discern what God may or may not be calling you to be at an early age. If one doesn't look into the religious life, how can one know God is not calling them? The process of choosing your life's vocation cannot be made in a day or even a month, but can take a few years or even longer, so the longer you ponder and study what you want to do with your life, with much prayer and discernment, the more certain you will be that you are making the correct choices, and are allowing God to help you make those choices.
Below are a couple of short videos put out by the Diocese of Reno. These in themselves may not help a great deal in determining the vocation you might
be seeking, but they may get you to thinking about what you want to do with your life and that will be a start in the right direction.
What Our Youth Look For In A Priest
Diocese of Reno
Visit the Diocese of Reno website to learn more about religious vocations, just click on the Vocation tab on the website at www.dioceseofreno.org
Catholic Religious Vocation Network Vision is a great website to look into various vocations and even has a tool called Match (Vocation Match) to help you discern the best path to live out your Christian calling! Visit this sight at www.vocationnetwork.org
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Do you live in Elko, Nevada or surrounding areas and attend St. Joseph's Catholic Church? If so and you are not a registered member of St. Joseph's Parish, register online now! Be sure to pick up your yearly giving envelope package at the back of the church or in the parish office. Even easier is to use the Online Giving link at the top or bottom of this page and set up automatic donations for weekly and special collections!Registration – Married Couples
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Baptism and Marriage
Baptism – By appointment only. Make appointment with priest or deacon before attending Baptism classes. Must be registered member of parish.
Marriage – Please contact parish office before setting date. Minimum of 6 months advance notice and preparation. Must be registered in parish.
Please call the parish office for more information on baptism and marriage at 775–738–6432.
New in Elko...Just made First Communion...Want to become and Altar Server? Call the parish office at 738–6432 for more information on when classes are held.
Lector and Eucharistic Minister Training
If you would like to assist in the Ministry of Lector or Ministry of the Eucharist, please call the Parish Office at 738–6432. A training session for each ministry will be provided. Eucharistic Ministers must be Confirmed and be able to receive Holy Communion.
Protecting God's Children Awareness class is also required for each ministry.
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