As we begin the new year, the National Office for Vocation has decided to dedicate the first 100 days to prayer, celebrating our Church. This will have a special focus on the saints of England and Wales, recognising and celebrating how their mission here on earth led to the ultimate call to Holiness. We also want to celebrate good things that have happened in our Church; please share with us any news from your parish or diocese that can be incorporated in prayer.
The team at the National Office for Vocation would like to wish you all a happy and holy Christmas.
The Universal Church will celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family on Friday 27th December this year. It is a wonderful opportunity for us to celebrate the gift of family life, and of the vocation to marriage and family.
With the Church now having entered a new year, the National Office for Vocation will upload a video reflection each week for Advent focusing on a different state of life that God can call individuals to, as well as reflecting on the weekly Sunday Gospel.
The pandemic has been tough in our lives – staying at home, limiting contact with friends and family, and even our Churches shutting for public acts of worship; but our spiritual life, discipleship and discernment should never stop.
Explore your spiritual future this Advent with these online events, organised by Compass Vocations Projects.
For the link to join, or more info please email: CompassInAdvent@gmail.com.
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/events/367658711116946/
Sunday 27th December 2020 – Friday 1st January 2021
Around 300 young adults have registered so far for the European Meeting in Taizé. The programme will include:
~ Three common prayers each morning, midday and evening
~ Bible reflection and small sharing groups
~ Several workshops each afternoon
~ Prayer vigil for peace on 31st December evening
The Taizé community has no idea whether it will be possible to welcome participants there or not. However, in one form or another, the meeting will go ahead online, and they invite young adults to participate individually or as a local group.
Sometimes we need time away from our normal schedules to relax, pray and reflect. An online retreat offers you the time and opportunity to pay attention to God and be more aware of God’s work in your life.
Please click here to take a look at some online retreats we have listed.