National Office for Vocation

The National Office for Vocation

Youth 2000

Youth 2000

You can now book for Youth 2000, a 5-day outdoor festival aimed at 16-35 year olds.  Talks from international speakers, live music, workshops, discussions, prayer, sports, social times and evening entertainment.  Read more about... Youth 2000

Rise in Vocations

Rise in Vocations

Nearly 100 men and women entered convents, seminaries and religious houses across England and Wales in 2013. These entry figures include 44 men to seminary, 22 men to religious life and 30 women to religious life1, representing a significant upturn in numbers over the past decade.  Read more about... Rise in Vocations

Tour de West Yorkshire

Tour de West Yorkshire

The Vocations Director for Leeds, Mgr Paul Grogan, along with Deacon David Arblaster has just undertaken a cycle ride around the diocese to raise money for Leeds Diocesan Vocations Service.  This Service works with the Diocesan Youth Service to help young people respond to God's call.  Initiatives include Faith Walks, a monthly Discernment Group, school and parish walks and other discernment events.  If you would like to sponsor Mgr Grogan and Deacon Arblaster please go to: www.justgiving.com/DioceseofLeeds Read more about... Tour de West Yorkshire

Priesthood Discernment House to open in Shrewsbury

Priesthood Discernment House to open in Shrewsbury

The Rt Rev Mark Davies, Bishop of Shrewsbury recently announced plans to open a house of discernment for men considering a vocation to the priesthood. The house at Shrewsbury Cathedral will open in September 2015 and will offer men a place where they will be able to carefully discern, over a period of a year, if they are being called by God to become priests.  Click here to read the article. Read more about... Priesthood Discernment House to open in Shrewsbury

Vocations Sunday

Vocations Sunday

Vocations Sunday is fast approaching on the 11th May so we have prepared resources to explore and celebrate vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Whether you want to pray, hear, teach or read about vocations their is a variety for you to choose from.    Read more about... Vocations Sunday

Pope Francis: Marriage is a reflection of the Trinity

Pope Francis: Marriage is a reflection of the Trinity

The sacrament of Marriage was the focus of Pope Francis' teaching on Wednesday during the general audience with thousands of pilgrims in St Peter's Square. Married couples should never let the sun set on an argument; instead they must make peace by remembering to always say 'please' 'thank you' and 'sorry' he advised.  You can view the article here. Read more about... Pope Francis: Marriage is a reflection of the Trinity

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External Links

  For more information about   individual vocations:
 
 - www.ukreligiouslife.org
 - www.ukpriest.org
 - www.diaconate.org.uk 
 - www.celebratingfamily.org.uk

  Pray for vocations:
  
 - www.invisiblemonastery.com

Catenians

The National Office for Vocation, Bishops Conference and Vocations Directors of England and Wales are grateful to the Vocations Initiative of the Catenian Association who have generously funded the design and development of this website.