Support Vocations

For Teachers

Below is a list of resources, lesson plans and activates recommended by USCCB.

Elementary School

  • Pre-School Color Sheet (PDF)

  • Pre-School (PDF)

  • Grades 1-3 (PDF)

Junior High School

  • Grades 4-8 (PDF)

  • Grades 4-8 Crossword on Sacraments (PDF)

  • What is My Vocation: Curriculum for Junior High Students Unit I, Unit II, Unit III and the Teacher Edition (PDF)

High School and Teens

  • Grades 9-12 (PDF)

  • Bible quotes on the Priesthood for Teens (PDF)

  • National Vocation Week: Each November, the Vocation Office assists students in their understanding of vocation especially to the priesthood and discuss with junior high and high school students the aspects of the life of Chicago priests.

Additional Resources

  • To make God known, loved and served. University of Notre Dame offers introductions, supplemental materials, lesson plans and activities. 

  • Serra U.S.A offers free lessons for grades K through 12 and for young adults every year. 

  • St. Mary’s Press offers lessons for grades 9 through 12 on the USCCB website.

  • Answering God’s call. This course leads the students toward a deeper understanding of the vocations of life: how Christ calls us to live. In this course, students will learn how all vocations are similar as well as how they differ. They will learn what it means to live life for the benefit of others and the value in considering a vocation in service to the Christian community.