The National Office for Vocation
Heavens Road Catholic Radio announces their new series on Vocations featuring some fascinating stories of Catholics talking about their faith. Programmes include Catholics from all walks of life telling their personal stories - from Religious, Postulants, Priests, Vocation Directors and Chaplains to Gangsters-turned-Catholic-Evangelists. The series starts on Sunday 12th October with a talk by Fr Gerard Flynn, Vocations Director Portsmouth Diocese and will also include the service from Tyburn Convent when Sister Marie Joseph of the Sacred Heart Newsome made her monastic profession; plus the Mass celebrating Fr Gerry O’Brien’s Golden Jubilee at St Agatha’s Church, Kingston-on-Thames. Read more about... New Series on Vocations Kicks off in Autumn
Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Marcus Stock, currently the general secretary of the Bishops’ Conference, as Bishop of Leeds. He will be the 10th Bishop of Leeds. Mgr Stock said, "I am overwhelmed at the trust which the Holy Father has placed in me. I have written to the Holy Father and assured him, as the Successor of St Peter and Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church, of my loyal and filial love, and of my intention to give myself entirely to the service of the Diocese of Leeds." For the full story please click here.
Read more about... Pope Francis appoints Mgr Marcus Stock as new Bishop of Leeds
Bishop Mark O’Toole of Plymouth has welcomed a Chemin Neuf (“New Way”) community from France to a Carmelite abbey in Cornwall. It plans to offer Ignatian retreats, youth events and “Cana weekends” for families and married couples. Bishop Mark gave thanks for the life of prayer and service given by the Carmelite Community at Sclerder Abbey over many years and thanked God for this new presence of Chemin Neuf. To read the full story please click here. Read more about... Plymouth Welcomes New Ecclesial Community
An Englishman, an Irish woman and a Scotsman joined the MSCs (Missionaries of the Sacred Heart) on 8th September. It is an exciting new departure, as they take that courageous next step exploring where God is calling them in life. Read all about these young people now entering religious life on the MSCs blog.
Read more about... Further Entrants into Formation for the MSCs