Confirmation Project: Vocations Interview

Instructions

Please complete and submit the following by February 28, 2021.

 

Interview a priest, sister, brother, or seminarian

Schedule a time for a phone interview with someone in religious life: a Catholic brother, sister, seminarian or priest. Ask the questions below as well as any others that come to mind during the conversation.
 
  1. What did you do before you became a priest, sister, brother, or seminarian?
  2. When and how did you receive your call to become a priest, sister, brother, or seminarian? Did you answer this call immediately? Why did you answer the call when you did?
  3. Were your family members and friends supportive of your decision?
  4. What do you have to do to prepare to be a priest, sister, or brother? How long is the training/formation process?
  5. What is a typical day like for you?
  6. What are your hobbies and interests?
  7. What have been some of your greatest joys in your vocation? What is the most challenging part of your vocation?
  8. What would people be surprised to learn about you?
  9. How does someone discern their vocation? What advice would you give to a young person who is considering a vocation to the priesthood or religious life?
  10. Who is your favorite saint or your Confirmation saint? What is this saint known for? What do you admire about this saint?
 

Write about your interview

After the interview, write at least one page (double-spaced) about the person. In your paper, please include:
 
  • A summary of the person’s answers to each question
  • One thing that surprised you about the person
  • One thing you learned about vocation to the priesthood or religious life

Who to Interview

You may interview any of the people listed below or you may choose another person with a vocation to the priesthood or religious life. We recommend you email the person to set up a time for a phone interview. Please CC a parent on any emails to the people below. A parent must also be present during the interview.

 

The following people have agreed to be interviewed by students in our Confirmation class. They will be expecting your call/email.

 

Religious Communities

The following are wonderful religious orders! They are not expecting your call/email, but you are welcome to contact them if you are interested in interviewing someone in their order. Just be clear when contacting them that you are completing an assignment for your Confirmation class and were hoping to interview a sister, brother, priest, or seminarian in their religious order.

Click on a religious order to view their website and read more about them.

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