As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.

Pier Augusto Breccia With Pope John Paul Ii 1985
St. John Paul II

A vocation is a call from God to a particular way of life. It is a person’s specific path to love and is part of the Father's plan for all humanity. We come to know our vocation by developing a relationship with God through prayer. As a person grows in friendship with God, it will gradually become clear how He is calling them to direct their life.

Our apostolate is primarily devoted to the vocation of the lay faithful. It includes everyone who is not ordained or living in some form of consecrated life. Often referred to as “the laity”, we make up the vast majority of believers in the Church. This vocation is marked especially by marriage and family.

Three important structures for the lay vocation are the family, the Church, and the world. 

The family is the most fundamental structure in life because it is the natural support system for a person as they develop. It is where we learn basic skills and spiritual truths which will influence us throughout our lives. The Church is where all families join together as one family, united by God our Father. It is the means by which we are nourished and formed for our mission in the world. The world is the environment and culture outside our family which we interact with. Our vocation as laity is to participate in the work of Christ and transform the world for God's glory. We do this by letting faith influence all areas of our lives, beginning with our families.

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