What is VOCATION?

?The importance of vocation is often underestimated in our society today, especially in our culture of self-determination and choice. For a Christian, however, God initiates the relationship. Before anything else, the invitation of God to be in relationship with him takes first place. Then, from that filial relationship in Jesus Christ, we are sent. These are two essential characteristics of who we are.

Our VOCATION or CALLING is an invitation from God that begins from our Baptismal Vocation.

When we are baptised, we become sons and daughters of God, and as family, we share in the vocation of Jesus. To make God known and loved in this world, and to build up God’s Kingdom here on earth.

As we grow in our vocation, we are called to live out our vocation in different ways whether we are single or Married, ordained or in a religious order, young or old.

This weekend the National Office of Vocations are raising the profile of the Vocation of the Priest and how this role can have an important impact.

If you would like to find out more about vocations the National Office for Vocations website is a great resource.

If you would like to discuss any thoughts you were having about your own Vocation please email Canon Alan who would be happy to discuss this with you.

More news about Vocations

Reflecting on Vocations in our Diocese

Reflecting on Vocations in our Diocese

Canon Alan reflected on the state of play of Vocations in our Diocese as he completes a year in the role as Director of Vocations. It is clear that in our Diocese there is a need for raising the profile of a vocation in the religious life. The Diocese currently has...

Read the May edition of the Catholic Voice

Read the May edition of the Catholic Voice

The May edition of the Catholic Voice newspaper is now available to pick up at the back of the church. There is also an online electronic edition which you can get to by clicking the image below. For the eagle-eyed among you you may have noticed a small article about...

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