Vocations - Introduction
Discovering Your Vocation: To discern a vocation is to discover the person God wants you to be. The first step is to take seriously that God has called you to be a baptised person. He called you to baptism so that you could grow in love and in holiness of life, not only for your own sake but for the sake of others to whom you are sent. You may be called to be their marriage partner or their priest, or deacon, or their religious sister, their teacher or their workmate or their boss. You are called to serve and to call others.
Priesthood or Religious Life: If you believe you have a call to the Priesthood or Religious then contact Diocesan Vocations Director, Rev Con Foley, Christ the Prince of Peace, Portmore Way, Weybridge KT13 8JD. Email: Vocations@dabnet.org or firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 01932 842643. See http://www.ukvocation.org/ and http://ukpriest.org/ for more information.
Pope Francis on Priesthood: ‘Among his disciples, the Lord Jesus wills to choose certain ones to carry out a priestly office publicly in the Church, in his name and on behalf of mankind, in order that them may continue his personal mission as Teacher, Priest and Shepherd.’ Pope Francis, 2014
Diaconate: If you believe you have a call to the Diaconate whether as a single or married man then contact Diocesan Director of Deacon Formation, Rev Tim Murrill, 20 Batts Hill, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 2DH. Email: email@example.com or Tel: 01737 761017. See http://www.diaconate.org.uk/ for more information.
Bishop Terence Drainey of Middlesbrough on the Diaconate: Over the past years, the Permanent Diaconate has become a rich part of ordered ministry within the dioceses and parishes of England and Wales. This ministry is rooted in God’s Word, the Sacramental life of the Church gathered at the Altar, and lived out in the virtue of Charity.