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Diocesan Theological-Pastoral

Congress 2017
Diocese of Novaliches
Role of the Laity in the Growth, Development and
Nurturance of Vocations to Priesthood and
Religious Life.
Fatima Medalla-Estacio
CLaN
Role of the Laity in the
Growth, Development
and Nurturance of
Vocations to
Priesthood and
Religious Life.
Who are they?
Laity Why do they
have a role in
the vocations

Priesthood
Role Religious Life
CHRISTIFIDELES LAICI
- HIS HOLINESS
JOHN PAUL II
ON THE VOCATION AND THE MISSION
OF THE LAY FAITHFUL
IN THE CHURCH AND IN THE WORLD
defined Lay Faithful as
'lay faithful'- all the
faithful except those in
Holy Orders and those
who belong to a religious
state sanctioned by the
Church.
Baptism
- we are made
one body with Christ and
are established among
the People of God.
People of God comprises
every Baptized persons
Bishops, Clergy, Religious
persons and Laity
All of us have equal and the
same graces from the
Sacrament of Baptism
sharers in the priestly,
prophetic and kingly
office of Christ.
There is so much need
today for mature Christian
personalities, conscious of
their baptismal identity, of
their vocation and mission
in the Church and in the
world! by PJPII
Prophetic
reveals the truth of the
Father to others;
educators of God;
defend Gods Word and
they speak out against
heresy.
Priestly
connect people to
God
through prayer,
sacrifice, and witness.
Kingly
leads and directs his people
towards a life of virtue, God,
and, ultimately, heaven.
We are called to be humble
kings like Jesus.
People of God shares all
these missions so that
LAITY plays equal
important roles in the
vocation of the
priesthood and religious
life.
Laitys Roles
P Pray
R- Respond
I - Inspire
E Example/Engagement
S- Sacrifice
T- Treasure
Pray
prayer is so essential in
strengthening and
intensifying to promote the
vocations for the priesthood
and religious life.
Pray
Like the incense at Mass,
our prayers rise up to our
Fathers throne from the
saints in the arms of the
angels (Rev 8:4).
Pray
We must attempt to
intercede for one
another just as we ask
Mary and the saints to
intercede for us.
Respond
our ability to respond
to the mission of our
Baptism priestly,
prophetic and kingly
We are called to
answer to the call of
our mission in
Baptism selflessly
Priestly connect
people to God
Prophetic- to teach, to
educate, to evangelize
Kingly to lead
people to God
Inspire
our words, actions
and spirit speak of
what is in our hearts-
let us always be
genuine-self-giving
Inspire to give HOPE
Example (Witnessing)
Walk our talk to
encourage the
vocations for the
priesthood and
religious life.
Example (Witnessing)
Our witnessing will
inspire them to be one
with Christ for the
salvation of men.
Sacrifice
Offer sacrifices for
the vocations for the
priesthood and
religious life.
Sacrifice
We should strive to
sacrifice in all our
actions. True love is
self-sacrifice.
Sacrifice
Giving or offering our
children to the vocation
is a great sacrifice but
the fruits of it, is more
than the sacrifice made.
Treasure
Be generous enough
to support the
vocations of the
priesthood and
religious life.
Time to advocate & propagate
vocations
Talent to encourage through
evangelization
Treasure to support financially
the youth or people who wish
to enter the seminary.
PRAY
RESPOND
INSPIRE
EXAMPLE
SACRIFICE
TREASURE
Laity is a vocation. It is a choice
just like the clergy and religious
persons.
The Secular charism enables them
to perform their mission in this
world in the fulfillment of their
Baptismal mission.
Let us all be part of the each
others journey as well enrich
ourselves with Gods grace and
love as we continue to pray,
respond, inspire, model,
sacrifice and generous to share
our treasure.
Popes quotes: Vocation
Oct. 24, 2014

The vocation is truly a treasure that God places


in the hearts of some men, chosen by Him and
called to follow Him in this special state of life.
This treasure, that must be discovered and
brought to light, is not made to enrich
someone alone. He who is called to the ministry
is not the master of his vocation, but rather the
administrator of a gift that God has entrusted to
him for the good of all the people, or rather for
all humanity, even those who have drifted away
from religious practice or do not profess faith in
Christ.
Maraming Salamat!

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