National Office for Vocation

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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 & Oxford, please visit our webpage: www.ukvocation.org/samuel Read more about... Samuel Groups

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

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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Plymouth Welcomes New Ecclesial Community

Plymouth Welcomes New Ecclesial Community

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

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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Logo for the Year of Consecrated Life

Logo for the Year of Consecrated Life

The National Office for Vocation has just released a logo for the Year of Consecrated Life. You can download it here. The logo is also available in greyscale and black - if you would like either of these versions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Read more about... Logo for the Year of Consecrated Life

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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.