A vocation is God's unique invitation, addressed to individual persons in which a free response is expected. This response is not a single act, but a lifelong process, a journey of faith. We do not "have" a vocation; we discover how we "are" our vocation as we journey through life led by the Spirit.
An individual discovers their vocation at various stages of life and in relationship with others:
As baptized Christians, we are called to assist others to discover their vocation as we have been assisted on our faith journey. We are called to help make others aware of their personal richness, talents and human value, opening their eyes to the variety of lifestyles and then ministries within the Church.
We need to assist the young and the not-so-young in their search for who it is God wants them to be - to walk with them in faith, to pray with them, to guide them, to help them become aware of God's loving presence in their personal history in order that they might respond to God’s call.