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height="100%" background="images/mainbg1.jpg" style="background-repeat:no-repeat" > <!img src="images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="400" border="0" alt="" align="left"> <br> <link href="style.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"> <h2>About MPD</h2> <table width="31%" height="72" border="0" align="right" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="5"> <tr> <td><hr> <center> <span class="quote">Click to</span><br> <a href="http://mpdinc.org:8080/MPD/_registration.jsp" class="quote_link"> <font size="4" color="blue" >Test Your Calling </font></a> </center> <hr></td> </tr> </table> <p class="J">By virtue of Baptism, every Christian is called to participate in the saving work of Christ. As the <b><i>Catechism of the Catholic Church</i></b> teaches,</p> <p class="J"> <!--<img src="images/PresentationSisterND.jpg" alt="Sisters of Mary of the Presentation, Valley City, ND" title="Sisters of Mary of the Presentation, Valley City, ND" width="150" height="106" hspace="8" border="1" align="left">-->"The Christian faithful are those who, inasmuch as they have been incorporated in Christ through Baptism, have been constituted as the people of God; for this reason, since they have become sharers in Christ's priestly, prophetic, and royal office in their own manner, they are called to exercise the mission which God has entrusted to the Church to fulfill in the world, in accord with the condition proper to each one" (no. 871). </p> <p class="J"><img src="images/OrdinationFrDermotRoache_SocietyAfricanMissions.jpg" alt="Ordination of Fr. Dermot Roache, Society of African Missions" title="Ordination of Fr. Dermot Roache, Society of African Missions" width="180" height="245" hspace="8" vspace="8" border="1" align="right">And while all called to share in Christ's mission as priest, prophet and king, some are singled out to serve in a deeper way by means of the ordained priesthood or the vowed religious life. Unfortunately in the past forty years or so, thousands of potential vocations to the priesthood and/or religious life are simply not identified and called forth. The <b>MPD Self-Assessment Survey</b> is a comprehensive spiritual evaluation tool that helps to satisfy the first step in the vocation process: identification. </p> <p class="J">Vocations Placement is a ministry with one mission, which is to replenish every religious community and diocese in the U.S. and Canada with dedicated persons who find joy and their ultimate fulfillment in serving Christ as a monk, brother, nun, sister, friar, or priest. Over 900 men and women have reported applying/entering religious life and the priesthood through our ministry.</p> <p> <span class="J"><img src="images/SrMotherofGodBenedictine.jpg" alt="Sr. Janice Iverson, Mother of God Benedictine Monastery, Watertown, SD" width="160" height="200" hspace="8" vspace="8" border="1" align="left" title="Sr. Janice Iverson, Mother of God Benedictine Monastery, Watertown, SD"></span>Responding to Pope John Paul II's constant call to promote vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life, VPS makes the <strong>MPD Self-Assessment Survey </strong> available as a tool to encourage those discerning God's call in their life. </p> <p>The <strong>MPD Self-Assessment Survey </strong> is designed to &quot;plant the seeds&quot; of spiritual enlightenment for the future harvest of potential vocations and lay leadership within the Church. It can be used by vocation directors and youth ministers of dioceses and religious communities to help identify candidates who have an interest in and aptitude for the priesthood, sisterhood, brotherhood or lay ministry. </p> The <strong>MPD Self-Assessment Survey </strong> is not a psychological test. It is an online personal evaluation instrument that can be used to help you learn more about yourself, your spiritual life and your future. </td> <td valign="top" background="images/rightbg1.jpg"> <img src="images/right1.jpg" width=32 height=87 border="0" alt=""> </td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td background="images/leftbg0.jpg" valign="bottom"><img src="images/leftbg00.jpg" width="209" height="24" border="0" alt=""></td> <td> <img src="images/left5.jpg" width="21" height="122" border="0" alt=""> </td> <td width=125 height=122> <img src="images/main1.jpg" width="125" height="122" border="0" alt=""> </td> <td width=355 background="images/mainbg2.jpg">&nbsp; </td> <td width=125 height=122> <img src="images/main2.jpg" width=125 height=122 border="0" alt=""> </td> <td valign="top" background="images/rightbg1.jpg"> <img src="images/right2.jpg" width=32 height=122 border="0" alt=""> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan=6 background="images/downbg.jpg"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tr> <td><img src="images/left6.jpg" width="7" height="6" border="0" alt=""></td> <td background="images/downbg.jpg"></td> <td><img src="images/right3.jpg" width="8" height="6" border="0" alt=""></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> <tr><td colspan=6 height="45" class="copyright" background="images/bg.gif"><a href="http://mpdinc.org:8080/MPD/index.jsp">MPD Home Page</a> | <a href="http://mpdinc.org:8080/MPD/_login.jsp">Self-Assessment Survey</a> | <a href="http://mpdinc.org:8080/MPD/_howItWorks.jsp">How It Works</a> | <a href="http://mpdinc.org:8080/MPD/_usingMPDasTool.jsp">Using the MPD as a Tool</a> <br> <a href="http://mpdinc.org:8080/MPD/_faq.jsp">FAQ</a> | <a href="http://mpdinc.org:8080/MPD/_testimonials.jsp">Testimonials</a> | <a href="http://mpdinc.org:8080/MPD/_prayers.jsp">Vocation Prayers</a> | <a href="http://mpdinc.org:8080/MPD/_whatChurchTeaches.jsp">What the Church Teaches</a> | <a href="http://mpdinc.org:8080/MPD/_contactUs.jsp">Contact us</a><br><br> Copyright <script type="text/javascript"> var dteNow = new Date(); var intYear = dteNow.getFullYear(); document.write(intYear); </script> Vocations Placement Service, Inc. </td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <script type="text/javascript"> var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? 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