Vocations to the Priesthood & Religious Life

Photograph by Paul McSherry

Priesthood

WHO? ME?

 

"LORD, I HEARD YOU CALLING IN THE NIGHT. SEND ME"

 

  • When people pray for vocations they are often hoping that someone else will answer the call. What about you? Have you considered that you may have a vocation to the diocesan priesthood?

  • Is prayer and worship an important and regular part of your life?

  • Would you like to express your love of God through a life of service to His people?

  • Have you found yourself thinking of becoming a priest?

 

If you can answer “YES” to these questions then why not explore further?

 

Speak to your Parish Priest or contact the Vocations Director for the Diocese of Motherwell.

 

Please visit the website of Priests for Scotland at www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

DIOCESAN VOCATIONS DIRECTOR:

 

Rev Charles O'Farrell
Our Lady and St Anne's Church
Jack Street
Hamilton

ML3 7QP

 

Telephone: 01698 423044
Email: frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk

Permanent Diaconate

If you are interested in becoming a Permanent Deacon, speak to your Parish Priest or contact the Vocations Director for the Diocese of Motherwell.

 

Please visit the website of Scottish Deacons at www.scottishdeacons.org.uk

Rev James Grant

St Francis Xavier Church
Taylor Avenue
Carfin

ML1 5AJ

Telephone: 01698 263008
Email: frgrant@rcdom.org.uk

          

OR

Rev Deacon James Aitken

Diocesan Offices

Coursington Road

Motherwell

ML1 1PP

Telephone: 01698 269114

Email: chancellor@rcdom.org.uk

What can I do?

You can also support vocations by:

 

  • Praying for priests and seminarians.

  • Encouraging people to consider the priesthood or religious life.

  • Talking to your own children/family about vocations.

  • Forming a group in your parish to promote and support vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

 

Prayer for Vocations

Lord, make me a better person
more considerate towards others,
more honest with myself,
more faithful to you.

Help me find my true vocation in life 
and grant that through it I
may find happiness myself and bring
happiness to others

Grant, Lord that those whom you 
call to enter the priesthood or the religious life
may have the generosity to answer your call,
so that those who need your help
may always find it.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

 

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