“How do you know what God is calling you to do?” Those were the words of Chris Bommarito from the Serra Club. Mr. Bommarito, Sister Sara King, CSJ, and seminarian Eric Pizon were special guests for Eighth Grade Vocation Day at Saint Victor School. The morning was filled with lively discussion and food for thought as the presenters spoke about vocations with the 36 teenagers. Students posed for pictures behind wooden cutouts of priests and nuns; envisioning themselves living a religious life or a life in the priesthood. Sister Sara, who works full-time at Saint Victor as a Pastoral Associate explained the meaning of “vocation” to the students. “Your vocation is to live out your baptism. It is your choice how to live it out whether you are married, single, or living the religious life, God is calling everyone to live out their baptism.”
In addition to the presentations, six students were also given awards and Honorable Mentions for their participation in a Serra Club essay contest. In the essay, students were asked about how they can teach people about God. Sabrina Agbuya, who won first place, wrote her paper about being kind to others and living a prayerful life. Liam Ryan, who placed second in the contest, wrote about being a positive role model. Kristie Nguyen wrote that the best way to teach others about God was by serving others because God sacrificed his only Son to save us. Students who received an Honorable Mention are: Jason Andrada, Jon Patrick Olalia, and Isabella Agbuya. Vocation Day is a Saint Victor School tradition, that will continue inspire students for years to come.