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A True Vocation
"To Be A Priest"

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NAME OF SERVICE: Vocations in the Church

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE:

The Church is desperately in need of priests for the future. Our missionary work would be strengthened enormously if we had more young men and women responding to the Lord's call to serve him as priests, deacons and religious.

If you feel a call/vocation to the priesthood or diaconate please have a conversation with your parish priest. Please do not hesitate if this stirring is within you.

Similarly, any lady who feels the call to consecration in religious life should not hesitate to speak with their parish priest.

HOW CAN I BE INVOLVED?

One of the most important things we can do when it comes to vocation is pray.

The Bishop has asked everyone, young and old, especially the housebound, to pray regularly for more vocations to the priesthood, the permanent diaconate and religious life, asking that many more young men and women will hear and respond generously to the Lord who is still calling people to serve him in these ways.

The parish has produced a prayer pack to help with this - further copies are available from the parish administration suite.

Parents are the first teachers and should encourage their children to consider whether they have a calling to a vocation and, if so, provide positive support for them in pursuing their feelings.

HOW CAN I GET HELP FROM THE SERVICE?

The Church cannot function without priests. Without priests, churches in the diocese are having to close and the availability of Holy Mass is put at risk.

CONTACT DETAILS:

As a first step, please contact Fr Philipp Ziomek in person or on 0115 9268288 if you feel a calling to vocation and wish to explore this in more depth.

The diocese website is also a helpful source of information - www.nottinghamvocations.co.uk

Additionally, there are two vocations directors for the diocese at the diocesan vocations centre, attached to the Parish Church of Our Lady and Saint Edward, Nottingham. Both vocations directors can be contacted at: The Old Friary, Gordon Road, St. Ann's, Nottingham NG3 2LG (0115 9501064) or by email at nottinghamvocations@hotmail.co.uk
3 Thackeray's Lane, Woodthorpe, Nottingham, NG5 4HT. Tel: (0115) 926 8288