Seminarian Francis Thomas witnessed his testimony on how he ended up studying for the priesthood whilst on a pilgrimage in Lourdes recently. Read his encouraging vocation story entitled, ‘Will you be the next Mary Lee?’ by clicking here.
Join the Birmingham Diocesan Vocations Office and the Kenelm Youth Trust for an unforgettable discernment pilgrimage to Rome this October. Experience tours of the Major Basilicas, Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and more with guided tours from the religious sisters serving as official tour guides to the Vatican. Be present in Rome during the historic Synod on Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment! Open to all aged 18-35. For more information please visit www.synod18.org/rome-pilgrimage.html.
In advance of World Youth Day in Panama (22th-27th January 2019), Pope Francis addresses young people on not being afraid of what God has in store for their lives. His address is based on the theme for WYD, which is the Angel Gabriel’s reassurance to Mary: “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.” To read Pope Francis’s address please click here.
The Sisters of St. Mary of Namur in Liverpool are organising sessions for men and women who are looking to deepen their spiritual life, with an open heart to what God might be calling them to do with their lives.
For information on their 12 month vocational discernment programme, please click here. To find out about their sessions on ‘Breath, Movement, Creativity and Spirituality’ please click here.
Contact: Sr. Bridget Folkard at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07598 756557
Congratulations to Philip Carr, Anthony Kelly and Carl Mugan, who were ordained to the priesthood at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ The King, Liverpool, on Saturday 7th July 2018. Let us pray for them in their new ministry, and that the Lord calls more men to serve Him in this way. For photos of the ordinations, please click here.
Congratulations to Fr Rick Fernandez, who on Saturday 30th June was ordained to the priesthood at Holy Family Catholic Church in Dagenham. May the Lord bless Fr Rick in his new ministry as a priest, as he serves the Lord in this special way, and we pray that he builds stable, pastoral relationships with the people he serves. Please click here to read an article about Fr Rick’s ordination.