Accompaniment Program – is a program of the Columban Fathers’ Vocation Ministry for young people who are discerning their Vocation in life.
Why do we have this program?
- The program aims to help young people in need of vocation discernment to understand, develop and find out the calling of God in their lives.
- The Vocations Team will provide support, guidance and friendship with each of the vocation searchers in their journey towards discovering their own vocation.
- Participating in this program allows vocation searchers the opportunity to develop further their relationship with God, one another and themselves. This will hopefully give them a deeper sense of their own understanding of their Faith in God and God’s care for them.
- It will help develop their skills, talents and self confidence as persons called by God.
What will vocation searchers receive from the Program?
- Awareness of themselves and others through vocation seminars.
- Guidance in their life’s journey.
- An understanding of their Faith and the particular Vocation they are called to.
- A better sense of who they are as beloved children of God.
Programs of the Accompaniment
A. VOCATION SEMINARS
- Inputs on Vocation Discernment, Prayer, Columban History and being called to serve in the Church today.
- Workshops on Life, Family and Vocation Symbols, Self Discovery with others, mission, sexuality and culture.
- Video showings on the Mission and Apostolates of the Columbans.
- Materials for reflections and reading.
- Activities e.g. recollections and retreats
- Socialization, recreation and relaxation
B. COMMUNITY EXPOSURE
- Columban Apostolates and Areas of Mission Today.
- Attendance at Seminars.
- Leadership Training Seminar
C. SPIRITUAL GROWTH
- Spiritual Direction
- Vocation Counselling
D. FAMILY VISITATION
ACCOMPANIMENT PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS:
- College student, College graduate or a young professional between the ages of 18 – 32 years.
- Good Health, good family background and at least academically average
- Spirit of Faith and Community Involvement