Today, the fourth Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday is the day chosen as the World Day of Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood and Consecrated Life. Pope Benedict has written to us this year on the theme “Vocations, the Gift of the Love of God”. He hopes that local communities ‘will become places where [...]
To parish priests
The World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Good Shepherd Sunday falls on 29th April 2012. On this Sunday, the Church invites us to pray specifically for vocations to the priesthood and the consecrated life.
In his message for the day, Pope Benedict takes the theme “Vocations, the Gift of the Love of God”. He [...]
“The Source of Every Perfect Gift Is God Who Is Love”
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The 49th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, which will be celebrated on 29 April 2012, the Fourth Sunday of Easter, prompts us to meditate on the theme: Vocations, the Gift of the Love of God.
The source of every perfect gift is God who [...]
On Saturday 3rd July pilgrims led by Father William Massie, Vocations Director for the Diocese of Middlesbrough, will walk in the steps of Blessed Nicholas Postgate on the day of the annual Postgate Rally.
The walk, aided by the Middlesbrough Knights of St Columba, will start at St. Anne’s Church in Ugthorpe, leaving at 12 noon [...]
[ Friday June 17, 2011 to Sunday June 19, 2011. Sunday July 3, 2011; 3:00 pm; Monday August 1, 2011 to Friday August 5, 2011. ] Helping young people to discern their vocation
“The ability to foster vocations is a hallmark of the vitality of a local Church.” Bishop Terry drew our attention to these words of Pope Benedict in his Pastoral Letter for Vocations Sunday recently. He went on “So what is it that we need to do? First of all [...]
Dear Sisters and Brothers
After a long hard winter it has been lovely to enjoy both some spring weather, and the first green flush of the leaves on the trees which for so long have seemed barren and lifeless. New growth encourages new hope. I think this is true of every sphere of life, not just [...]
A Message from the Director of Vocations
My first words have to be a huge ‘Thank You’ to all those priests who have wholeheartedly taken on board this important fundraising initiative within their parishes and I am confident I can count on their continued support.
I especially want to express my heartfelt thanks to all the good [...]
Now don’t be put off. Read on. I want to suggest why we should fast for anything – ponder the value of fasting, and then suggest why it’s appropriate to fast for vocations to the priesthood; and finally, suggest just two forms our fasting might take.
The best teaching on fasting that I’ve ever heard came [...]
Thank You from the Vocations Director
So far £30,000 has been raised through the Appeal and many parishioners have opted to make a standing order monthly commitment. If your box needs emptying please bring it along to church (don’t forget to sign the gift aid declaration if you are a taxpayer). If you are willing to [...]
Five young men and women and Fr William Massie from the Diocese joined hundreds of young Catholics, priests, religious and seminarians from across the country at the first ever national vocations event in July.
Invocation, which was held at St Mary’s College, Oscott, brought together more than 200 young people, many of who are discerning their [...]