Thursday, September 3, 2009
Can Your Boring Job Be A Vocation? Vocations Explored in Unique Documentary on CatholicTV
During the week of September 7th-13th, CatholicTV will air a unique documentary named “Callings” which explores vocations. Although most people think of priests and nuns when they hear the word “vocation”, “Callings” gives unique insight into the way all types of people from professional athletes to dancers, to priests have a unique opportunity to devote their lives and their careers to God. “Callings” features Mike Sweeney, 5-time All-Star of the Kansas City Royals and 9 other “average” people who take their vocations quite seriously. Sweeney once said, “"I know it's a gift from God that I can play baseball, I play to please God."
“Callings” looks at the lives of ten individuals from a range of occupations whose faith has informed their professional choices. Dancer Francie Huber cites both the Christmas song "The Little Drummer Boy" and Pope John Paul II's 1999 letter to artists as sources of inspiration, encouraging her, respectively, to make a gift to the Lord of her artistry and to imitate God's life-giving creativity.
The USCCB website says, “Callings” is “Uplifting for all, "Callings" is an especially valuable resource for young viewers, inviting them to shape their future lives under God's loving guidance.”
“Callings” will air during the week of September 7th-13th on CatholicTV and at CatholicTV.com at the following times (Eastern): Monday-2PM; Tuesday-10:30PM; Wednesday-4PM; Thursday-6:30AM; Friday-9:30PM; Saturday-10:30AM; Sunday-2AM.