The Called & Gifted™ workshop is a foundational step in building a house of formation for lay apostles.. It is designed to help individuals begin a discernment of personal vocation. It was never meant to stand on its own.


The Called & Gifted™ Discernment Process has been used since 1993 by over 200,000 lay, ordained, and religious Catholics and other Christians around the world. It is designed to help Christians discern the presence of charisms in their lives. Charisms, or spiritual gifts, are special abilities given to all Christians by the Holy Spirit to give them power both to represent Christ and to be a channel of God’s goodness for people. Whether extraordinary or ordinary, all charisms ought to be exercised in the service of God (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2003).


All three parts of the process are necessary for discovering where you are gifted. Part One is the Called and Gifted workshop, which lays the foundation for the beginning of discernment. During the initial Called & Gifted workshop series the participants will take the Catholic Spiritual Gifts Inventory.
Part Two is the one hour gifts interview, an invaluable part of the process.

Part Three helps you begin discernment in the real world. It will teach you how to:
 develop charism experiments
 evaluate your results
 Begin to identify your personal vocation—the unique work of love God is calling you to in this world, in your time and your place.


• Part One: The Introductory Workshop: Available online; or call Rosemary Van Schoor – 0417 187 967 or email to offer a workshop at your Parish.


• Part Two: The Gifts Interview: The Gifts Interview is available over phone or Zoom or face to face by a trained gifts interviewer. There is a modest fee associated with the gifts interview.


• Part three: Discernment in Depth: All you need is in the Complete Resource Manual which you received when you completed the Introductory Workshop. Part Three will guide you through this stage which takes approximately 6-8 weeks to complete.


Completing this three-part process in a group of fellow discerners is the best. It allows you to ‘pilot’ the process in your setting, and evaluate if your parish is ready for Called & Gifted! It is also an excellent way to prepare potential members of your Team! If you have already completed all three parts of the Called & Gifted Discernment Process, you are ready to move onto Step Two which involves training a team to facilitate Called & Gifted at the Parish. Contact Rosemary on 0417187967 for information on our Pilot Small Group, with discounted group rates to help you and your parish get started.


CALL ROSEMARY: 0417 187 967


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