Souls in the Game is a great tool to use in religious education classes, with small groups, and in conjunction with Vocations panels. The story of Saint John's Seminary's basketball team can open up a discussion about the wider role of our vocations. These recommended discussion questions can help facilitate these conversations.
What scene most caught your attention? Why?
What are some of the “mantras” of the Saint John’s Seminary basketball team (e.g., “It’s good to rely on your brothers to accomplish goals”)?
What virtues* can be seen in individual players or with the team altogether?
* Examples of virtues: prudence, justice, temperance, fortitude, faith, hope, charity, patience, kindness, humility, courage, magnanimity, proper ambition, modesty.
How does the basketball team help form these men in ways “beyond the wood of the court,” as seminarian Marcelo Ferrari says at the end of the documentary?
What scene/part of the documentary best shows what it means to be a Catholic? Why?
Do any scenes in the documentary connect with an experience in your own life? How did that experience help shape you as a person and Catholic?
What lesson can/did you take from the documentary and apply to your own faith journey?