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Vocations Resource List

(As mentioned in Christopher News Note #489: Here I Am, Lord – Serving God’s People Today)


Catholic Network of Volunteer Service
6930 Carroll Ave., Suite 506
Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 270-0900
This organization of volunteer and mission programs promotes full-time national and international service opportunities for people of all backgrounds, ages and skills.

Catholics on Call
5401 South Cornell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 753-7477
This website showcases information and opportunities for young adults considering lives of service as lay ministers, religious sisters or brothers, or priests.

U.S. Catholic Mission Association
3029 Fourth Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017-1102
(202) 884-9764
This member-based organization unites and supports people committed to the cross-cultural and global mission of Jesus in service to the Church and the world.

Coalition for Ministry in Daily Life
PO Box 1024
Brewster, MA 02631
Opportunities for Christians from different traditions, places and occupations to learn from each other about their ministries in the workplace, the community and the family.

Programs for the Theological Exploration of Vocation
2014 Broadway
Suite 372
Nashville, TN 37203
Useful for people of different faiths checking vocation-themed coursework from various college campuses; information on helpful books and other resources.

Vocations Online
Diocese of Joliet Vocation Office
402 S. Independence Blvd.
Romeoville, IL 60446
Far-ranging website covers frequently asked questions about vocations, discernment, orders and more.


Callings: Twenty Centuries of Christian Wisdom on Vocation

William C. Placher (Editor)
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
This book offers passages from Christian history showing that answers from centuries ago are still relevant to today’s society.

Living a Life That Matters

by Rabbi Harold S. Kushner
Publisher: Anchor Books / Knopf Publishing
This book focuses on realizing what really matters in life and how what we do with our time on earth affects far more people than ourselves.

Spirituality at Work: 10 Ways to Balance your Life on the Job

by Gregory F. Augustine Pierce
Publisher: Loyola Press
This volume encourages people to develop their spiritual lives within their workplace environment.

Whistle While You Work: Heeding Your Life’s Calling

by Richard J. Leider and David A. Shapiro
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
A book offering practical and inspirational help in choosing careers with meaning.

Initiatives: In Support of Christians in the World

P.O. Box 291102
Chicago, IL 60629
Newsletter of the National Center for the Laity covers various subjects, but especially all issues affecting the Catholic Church and the Labor Movement.

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