The Vocations office promotes nurtures and sustains vocations to the priesthood and religious life in the Catholic Diocese of Solwezi. The office is managed by a Diocesan Vocations Promoter, appointed by the local Ordinary, whose duty is to ensure that young men and women who show interest in the priesthood and religious life are encouraged to pursue their vocations.
The Diocesan Vocations Promoter coordinates the office with the assistance of a Diocesan Vocation Team which is composed of diocesan and priests and religious.
OBJECTIVES AND STRATEGIC
To promote and sustain quality vocations through various structures in the Diocese by 2017
1. Organise promotional talks, seminars and retreats for youths in various learning institution.
2. Find sustainable means of maintaining seminarians through the 27 parishes
|Activities||Beneficiaries||Accountability||Expected output||Time frame|
|Send 5 young men every year to the seminary||The Diocese||The Vocations’ Promoter||5 young men sent to the seminary each year||5 Years|
|To hold Diocesan vocations conference every year||Interested youths||The Vocations’ Promoter||40 interested youths attended each year||5 Years|
|To stabilize the Vocations’ Promoter office||The Diocese||The Vocations’ Promoter||Stability & efficiency of the office||5 Years|
|To sponsor halfway identified aspirants for secondary education||Aspirants||The Vocations’ Promoter||10 aspirants sponsored per year||5 Years
|To encourage Diocesan Vocation Teams (DVT) to be active & do regional Vocations Promotions||Interested youths||The Vocations’ Promoter||28 Parishes reached||5 Years|
|DVT to hold one annual meeting (Nov/Dec)||DVT members||The Vocations’ Promoter||1 meeting held every year||5 Years|
|To produce a Diocesan Vocation Programme booklet||Interested youths||The Vocations’ Promoter||28 Parishes reached||2 Years|
|To produce a quarterly Diocesan Vocation Programme leaflet||Interested youths||The Vocations’ Promoter||28 Parishes reached||5 Years|
|To encourage Parishes to contribute more towards Vocations Promotion through campaigns||Young men and women in formation houses
|The Vocations’ Promoter||Campaigns done in 28 Parishes||