Vocations come in many forms, including the ordained life, the consecrated life, or a life as either a married or single lay person in the world….but all originate with a call from God. As parents, educators, and Catholics, we understand the imperative to teach our children the importance of paying close attention to God’s plan for their lives.
In response to our busy culture which often makes hearing God’s voice difficult, Saint Chris holds its annual Vocation Day each fall. Vocation Day has a long history at the lower campus, starting in 1991 under the direction of Principal Sr. Joan Messier. During the event, those who have answered the divine call to God’s service or to the Christian life are invited to share their spiritual journey with our students and to encourage them to consider God’s personal call in their own lives. In addition to priests, sisters, deacons, and brothers, guests also include others who have chosen a vocation to help strengthen God’s work in our community. Our guests participate in a morning mass, then spend time in our classrooms talking with students and teachers. The afternoon program consists of a variety of activities, including crafts, Bible Jeopardy, service projects, additional special speakers, and more.
The day’s events are coordinated by our Faith Outreach Committee, which consists of parents and faculty members. Each year a different theme is chosen for Vocation Day, and many of the day’s activities are centered on that theme.