[quote="anruari, post:7, topic:312401"]
The options are myriad and almost limitless.
the question is more: What do you feel inspired to do? and do you expect to earn a living from such a ministry.
For a married person, the life of a contemplitave monk or nun would be inapropriate to your station and vocation as a spouse (and probable parent)
Serving your parish or some other community in parish activities is a job which is a moral duty on all the faithful. there are many many opportunities in your pairsh to consider. If you feel called to some specific other task then look for suitable opportunities to explore that task.
If you desire to spend your life in some full time ministry, then you need to discern what form of ministry you feel called to, and how such a ministry could support you and your family.
The catholic church is not like some protestant communities where the congregations will pay large tithes to support a wealthy lifestyle for their preachers. (I note that in much of europe that steriotype is rare, and I suspect the same is true in most places... the steriotype of the Rich TV evangelist / Magachurch pastor is one which I assume is a rarity or falacy).
Ministires fall into a few categories as I outlined in my previous post. Which category do you feel most drawn to?
Charitable Service (homeless shelter / soup kitchen, SVP, Scout leader.....)
Administration help for your parish / Dioceses
Faith Education for adults &/or children
Leading a prayer group
Assisting at mass (altar server, reader, choir, usher, EMHC.....)
Assisting outside mass: EMHC serving home / hospital / prison visits for those who cant come to Mass.
You must Look into your heart and pray and consider:
1) what do you feel called to be
2) what opportunities are there for you in your parish or elsewhere that you can serve
3) how do 1 and 2 those interact: if there's a crossover that would be a good starting place.
Thank you. I will certainly pray about it.
I am interested more in a full-time ministry. As far as what kind of thing, perhaps religious education of some kind, or something related to that, would probably be most fitting for me, but I don't know what options are available there. I will check into it though. :)