Friday, February 5, 2010

Renew Vocation of the Laity

"Initiatives to promote vocations must be accompanied by sustained catechesis among the faithful about the true meaning of priesthood. Emphasise the indispensable role of the priest in the Church's life, above all in providing the Eucharist by which the Church herself receives life."

"Hand in hand with a proper appreciation of the priest's role is a correct understanding of the specific vocation of the laity, as it emerged from Vatican Council II, the vision of the Council was that wherever the lay faithful live out their baptismal vocation - in the family, at home, at work - they are actively participating in the Church's mission to sanctify the world. A renewed focus on lay apostolate will help to ... give a strong impetus to the task of evangelizing society."
Benedict XVI

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