Five Star Program Presentation (Power Point)

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FIVE STAR PROGRAM
Establishing a Culture of Priestly
and
Religious Vocations
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Five Star Program
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Parishes want to establish a “culture of
vocations”
The question is, “How to do it?”
Serra Clubs
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A Catholic organization that promotes
priestly and religious vocations
Have organized five steps for you to follow
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FIVE STAR PROGRAM
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Marriage, Single Life, Religious and
Priestly Vocations
We focus on religious and priestly
vocations
Priestly and religious vocations are
everyone’s business.
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SERRA will help!
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The Five Star Program
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Well organized for YOUR parish.
Detailed explanations on website
Information to obtain needed resources
All resources free except traveling kit
Let’s Get Started
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Star One:
The Traveling Chalice*
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Directly involves people in the parish
Parishioners take the chalice home and pray.
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It may be the first time they pray for religious
vocations
It provides an opportunity to invite other Catholics
to pray with you
*A crucifix can be substituted for a chalice but
we will use the chalice in our discussions
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Traveling Chalice
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Priest presents Chalice at Mass to parish
family
The family takes the chalice home,
displays it, and prays before it each day
Record the family’s or person’s thoughts
in a journal
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Traveling Chalice
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To implement
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Obtain support of pastor
Select key person to run the program
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Secure traveling chalice, case and journal
Encourage, publicize, schedule and remind
Program should continue at least 26
weeks
Program develops a rhythm
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Components of Program
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Components of Program
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A Chalice or crucifix
Carrying Case
Memory Book
Vocation Prayers
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See resource material
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Star Two:
Bulletin Announcements
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Bulletin Announcements
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Increase awareness about vocations
Stimulate thoughts about life’s journey
Encourage a fulfilling holy life
These announcements address all
vocations
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Bulletin Announcements
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Announcements are on the serraus.org
website.
Announcements encourage the parish
to explore vocations
Announcements include possible
publicity announcements for items in
the Five Star Program
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Bulletin Announcements
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Announcements can be given to
individual that prepares the bulletin
Varied sizes make it easy to find one
that fits the occasion and space
Available to copy and paste or print
from the website also.
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Star Three:
“The 31 Club”
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Promoting prayer for vocations is at the
heart of our mission and makes
parishioners aware of their role.
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This “no dues, no meetings club” is a great
way to stimulate the “culture of vocations”
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The “The 31 Club”
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Parishioners sign up to attend Mass or
pray one day each month for vocations
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Secure or make a large poster calendar
Mount on foam board with attached pencil
Publicize for participants
Repeat each year
Display calendar
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Star Four:
Celebrate Priestly & Religious Life
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National Vocation Events
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Priesthood Sunday (Fall)
World Day of Prayer for Vocations
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Good Shepherd Sunday- the Fourth Sunday of
Easter
World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life
National Vocation Awareness Week
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Celebrate Priestly & Religious Life
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Suggest you choose one the first year
Priesthood Sunday might be a good start
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Shows appreciation for our clergy
Highlights priestly vocations
Great ideas to choose from on website
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Holy Cards
Reception
Vocation homily
And more
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Star Five:
Holy Hour
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Holy Hour for priestly and religious vocations
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Schedule a convenient time
Publicize
Gather and pray
Check out suggested prayers/script on website
Some parishes do this weekly or monthly
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Five Star Program Celebration
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After one year
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Celebrate with a social time for participants
Honor key person and pastor
Use names gathered to form a parish
vocation committee
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Promoting vocations…
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The priestly vocation is a gift from God. It is
undoubtedly a great good for the person who
is its first recipient. But it is also a gift to the
Church as a whole, a benefit to her life and
mission. The Church, therefore, is called to
safeguard this gift, to esteem it and love it.
She is responsible for the birth and
development of priestly vocations.
—Pope John Paul II, Apostolic Exhortation, Pastores
Dabo Vobis , Chapter IV – Come And See
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Five Star Program
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Pray hard
Work Diligently
Create a CULTURE OF VOCATIONS in
your parish
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Thank you
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Thank you for promoting a culture of
vocations in your parish
Thank you for working to answer the
question…
WHO WILL SERVE ON YOUR ALTAR IN
THE FUTURE?
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