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Lord, You Have Come to the Seashore

The song/video "Lord, You Have Come to the Seashore," sung by Tim Lewis, is available on YouTube (4:03) with illustrated art and photos. It is best used on day 1.

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Servant Song

The song/video "Servant Song," performed by Donna Marie McGargill,” available on YouTube (5:08) with lyrics, is a song of openness to the Spirit. It is best used on day 2.

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Take Up Your Cross

The song/video "Take Up Your Cross," by Ray Boltz, available on YouTube (5:26) with lyrics, provides a good musical introduction to the practical considerations of the phrase "Take Up Your Cross" and is used on day 1. It can be shortened to 3:08.

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The Monastic Life, an Opportunity for the Church

The video "The Monastic Life, an Opportunity for the Church," available on YouTube (2:55), provides background material on monastic life for day 3.

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Vocation Testimonial

A simple search of "vocation stories" on YouTube provides many possibilities. Preselect two or three videos based on your time limitations, student familiarity with certain orders, and potential interest. "The Story of a Voca-tion," posted by OrderofPreachers (3:33), and "Vocation Testamonial," by St. Benedict Center (2:44), are good options.

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The Story of a Vocation

A simple search of "vocation stories" on YouTube provides many possibilities. Preselect two or three videos based on your time limitations, student familiarity with certain orders, and potential interest. "The Story of a Vocation," posted by OrderofPreachers (3:33), and "Vocation Testamonial," by St. Benedict Center (2:44), are good options.

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My Vocation

This handout helps students identify their talents, gifts, and personality and how these fit into God’s vocation for their lives.

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2014 Rite of Ordination

The video "2014 Rite of Ordination," by Texas Catholic, available on YouTube (2:54), provides a helpful narrative for learning about the Rite of Ordination on day 4.

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The Rite of Ordination

The video "The Rite of Ordination," by Rome Reports, available on YouTube (2:30), provides background for day 4.

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Set Me As a Seal

The song/video "Set Me as a Seal," by Matt Maher, available on YouTube (4:16), is appropriate for use on day 3.

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Dominic's Vocation

The video "Dominic’s Vocation," by Catholic Diocese of Forth Worth, available on YouTube (7:38), is appropriate for use on day 2.

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Vocation 101: What Is Vocation?

The video "Vocation 101: What is Vocation?" by fteleaders, available on YouTube (2:42), is used on day 2.

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Say Yes

The song/video "Say Yes," by Michelle Williams, Beyonce, and Kelly Rowland, available on YouTube (4:12), offers a good introduction to day 4. The first 1:20 conveys the necessary content to engage the class.

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Called to Service

This handout asks students to list examples of people in their lives that are serving the community in the various Christian vocations.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 22

A lesson plan for lesson 22 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Where Am I Called?

Answer the following questions about your calling.

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"Mass Appeal"

A series of questions that can be used to reflect on the movie, “Mass Appeal.”

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The Literature of Love

Reflection questions on William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116.

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Correlation to Curriculum Framework

Correlation to Curriculum Framework Course IV: Jesus Christ’s Mission Continues in the Church from The Church: Christ in the World Today.

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Holy Orders (What Ordination Means)

A short video from Busted Halo that explains what Holy Orders are, what happens at an Ordination, and what it means to say yes to God.

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Matrimony (Why Make it Catholic)

A short video from Busted Halo that explains the Sacrament of Marriage.

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A Day in the Life of a Seminarian

A short video that takes a look at a typical day in the life of a seminarian.

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Hearing the Voice of God

A personal story about tuning out the noise and tuning in to God through prayer and quiet reflection.

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Touching the Lives of Others

A personal story about the mission and ministry of those in consecrated life.