‘Bad Habits’, a programme shown last October following a group of wild twentysomethings who spent time in a convent, has been shortlisted for the Radio Times Readers Award in the Sandford St Martins Awards! If you enjoyed the programme, you can vote for it here: www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018-03-27
Tuesday 22nd – Sunday 27th January 2019
The next World Youth Day is taking place in Panama, Central America. If you would like to take part in a festive encounter with Catholics from all over the world, centring on Jesus Christ, please click here to register. For more information on WYD please visit www.panama2019.pa/en/home/. WYD is intended for ages 15-35, though all ages are welcome.
Friday 30th August – Sunday 1st September 2019
Are you a man over thirty, content, but wondering about the direction of your life? Do you sense that you may be approaching a major threshold or turning point? Have you sometimes found yourself wondering whether the priesthood or religious life may be an option? If any of these questions apply, this weekend is for you!
The Report on Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment is now available to order. The report has been written by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales in response to a worldwide consultation that is taking place in preparation for the Synod of the same name that is to take place in October 2018.
This report is aimed at those who work with and care for young people and aims to inspire conversation that will lead to new approaches in helping young people to hear God’s call.
Order your copy from www.cpo.org.uk
We are offering a course this spring for those who would like to provide vocation guidance to discerners within the Catholic tradition. It will take place at Milleret House in Kensington, London on the following days:
Unit 1: Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st May 2018
Unit 2: Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th June 2018
The Diocese of East Anglia has 12 men studying for the priesthood – its highest number in 30 years.
Five men started their studies in September. They are based at six seminaries in three countries – Italy, Spain and England.
Fr Pat Cleary, vocations director, said one factor behind the rise in candidates was the priority placed on vocations by Bishop Alan Hopes, who was installed in the diocese five years ago.