.- The bishops of Latin America announced Jan. 14 that the Second Continental Vocations Congress will be held in Costa Rica Jan. 31 - Feb. 5.
The purpose of the event is to strengthen the vocational culture so that the baptized can respond to the call of Christ in today’s circumstances in Latin America and the Caribbean, reported Fides news agency.
The congress is being organized by the council's Vocations and Ministries Office. In a statement the council said that vocations ministry begins in the family and continues in the Christian community, since “it is the responsibility of the entire people of God.”
Vocations ministry is aimed at “children and young people to help them discover the meaning of life and God’s plan for each one of them.”
Organizers of the congress underscored the need to pray for vocations and for “a greater sensitivity and receptivity to the call of the Lord.”
Delegates from every bishops’ conference in Latin America are expected to attend.