USCCB Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations
3211 FOURTH STREET NE • WASHINGTON DC 20017-1194 • 202-541-3033 • FAX 202-541-3222
7 January 2011
On Good Shepherd Sunday last year, April 25, 2010, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations launched its priority initiative website, www.ForYourVocation.org or www.PorTuVocacion.org, to promote a culture of vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life in the Church.
Now that a few months have passed, giving the faithful time to visit the website and use its resources, Facebook page, and blog, the Secretariat invites you to participate in a survey of the website. This brief survey is intended to measure the effectiveness of the website. Because the website is designed to be of service to the faithful, including men and women discerning their vocation, parents, catechists, educators, vocation directors, the survey has been designed for all the website’s viewers. The survey can be accessed through the website itself (ForYourVocation.org or PorTuVocacion.org ).
By way of reminder, the website is rich with content for promoting vocations, including many helpful resources in English and Spanish for each audience. Videos are available of interviews by priests, seminarians, religious brothers, religious sisters, consecrated virgins, Societies of Apostolic Life, and family members of those who have become a priest or religious. Lesson plans, best practices, resources, and links to other vocation-related websites help families, catechists and educators build a culture of vocation in the home, school and parish through vocation, youth, and/or parish events, service activities and retreat resources.
We thank you for helping our USCCB’s services to be more useful and effective. With National Vocations Awareness Week celebrated January 9-15, 2011, may Our Lord bless your ecclesial ministry and the promotion of vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life!
Sincerely yours in Christ,
|Rev. Shawn McKnight
|Sr. Mary Joanna Ruhland