The sixth workshop in the formation program teaches discerners about how God calls by looking at different examples from Scripture like Moses, the Disciples, and Mary. Prior to talking with you, your discerner will send you a copy of their task responses and you will be able to view the questions they are answering. If you would like to view the videos they watched, you can access the full discerner workshops by selecting the “Vocations Outreach Discerner Formation” track on your Catechetical Institute dashboard.

Workshop Overview

The main points of the workshop include:

  • God takes the initiative in calling us

  • God’s call is both personal (for the individual and their holiness) and ecclesial (in the context of the Body of Christ and for the good of the Church).

  • We should foster a disposition of openness, trust, and willingness so we can give our “yes” to whatever God reveals as His will for us

  • We are better able to respond to God’s call when we understand His majesty.

  • Our vocation is more about being than doing.


Suggested Questions

These questions are meant to be a resource, but don’t feel limited to what is listed here. Always feel free to bring up additional questions or highlight different task responses. Discerners will also have a list of suggested questions to ask you.

  • Were there any points that especially stood out to you from the workshop?

  • Were there any tasks that were difficult for you to do?

  • Do you feel like God has taken the initiative in your discernment so far?

  • Which of the Scripture stories did you relate most to? Why?

  • Had you ever considered God’s majesty and glory before? What was that experience like for you?

  • How does the Liturgy affect your prayer life? Are there particular moments in the Liturgy where you especially find God?

  • What do you think your disposition towards God is now? How can you grow in trust and openness to the Lord?