By virtue of Baptism, every Christian is called to participate in the saving work of Christ. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches,
"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).
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 MPD Self-Assessment Survey is a comprehensive spiritual evaluation tool that helps to satisfy the first step in the vocation process: identification.
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
Pope John Paul II's constant call to
promote vocations to the priesthood and
consecrated life, VPS makes the MPD
Self-Assessment Survey available
as a tool to encourage those discerning
God's call in their life.
The MPD Self-Assessment Survey is designed to "plant the seeds" 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.
The MPD Self-Assessment Survey 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.