National Office for Vocation

The National Office for Vocation

Annual Discovering Priesthood Day

Annual Discovering Priesthood Day

If you are a man aged 16-50 and would like to explore a vocation to the priesthood, come along to a special day dedicated to discovering this vocation. Taking place at St. John's Seminary in Guildford on Saturday 1st November.  For more information please click here.

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Further Entrants into Formation for the MSCs

Further Entrants into Formation for the MSCs

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.

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Flame 2

Flame 2

The biggest Catholic Youth Event in the UK is set to take place at Wembley Arena on Saturday 7th March 2015. Book before 15th October to get your 20% Earlybird discount. With music led by Grammy award winning artist Matt Redman, talks by inspirational speakers, reflection and celebration. For more information please visit: cymfed.org.uk/flame2.

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Samuel Groups

Samuel Groups

Wondering what God is calling you to do with your life? Apply now to take part in a Samuel discernment group, beginning this autumn. For more information, including about groups in Bangor, Bristol, London & Oxford, please visit our webpage: www.ukvocation.org/samuel Read more about... Samuel Groups

Pope Francis appoints Mgr Marcus Stock as new Bishop of Leeds

Pope Francis appoints Mgr Marcus Stock as new Bishop of Leeds

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.

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New Series on Vocations Kicks off in Autumn

New Series on Vocations Kicks off in Autumn

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

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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.