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chosen for. God has given each person distinct gifts. We seek to discover the adventure of
life, which God has planned for us in order to use these gifts to serve the Church and the world.
2. Christ calls each person to follow Him in a special way as a married person, a dedicated single
person, a consecrated person, a deacon or an ordained priest. These are the personal vocations
by which we respond to live God’s primary call, to seek and to love Him, the vocation to
holiness of life. We discover our personal vocation through prayer, role models, the wise
guidance of faithful adults and circumstances in life.
(CCC 1547-1551, 1601, 1618-1620, 1878-1880) 3. God’s plan for each person is called a vocation (calling). God created each person with special
gifts and talents which are to be used to serve God and others. Loving and helping others
brings us joy. Answering God’s call to our vocation will bring us peace and joy. We should
pray daily to know our vocation. God might call you to be a priest or consecrated person (nun,
consecrated virgin, hermit etc.), to marriage, or to the single life.
(CCC 898, 873, 825, 871-945, 225, 1702) August 6th, 2009
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4. Young people need to pray each day to know their personal vocation in life, to discover God’s
call. Discovering one’s vocation is not the same thing as planning one’s life. This discovery is
based on such questions as: “What does God want from me?” and “How does God want me to
use the gifts He has given me?” “How is God calling me to serve Him by serving my
neighbor?” and “What plan does God have for my life that will bring me the most joy and
fulfillment?” The planning and organizing comes after the discovery (discernment) of God’s
personal call. The Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell
Death is one of the effects of Adam and Eve’s sin, not part of God’s original plan. After death
our soul will come immediately before God, Who will present our lives to us and we will know
whether we have really loved God. If God’s life in us is strong enough, we will go to Heaven.
(CCC 1008, 1021-1023)
2. If our love for God is not perfect enough for Heaven, we will go to Purgatory, a temporary
separation from Heaven where a person’s love for God is purified. 3. If we have chosen to separate ourselves from God, we will go to Hell. Hell is a place of eternal
and separation from God where there is no love of God, no love of neighbor and no love of
self. 4. At the General Judgment, when Jesus Christ comes to judge the living and the dead, our
bodies will be restored to us in the form of a glorified body. This will be the resurrection
of the body.
Last Judgment August 6th, 2009
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IV. Christian Prayer
Prayer is an essential way we respond to God who loved us first. Prayer is n...
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2013 for the course RELIGION Religion taught by Professor Hansel during the Fall '13 term at Pacelli High School, Stevens Point.
- Fall '13