Vocations Guide to PriesthoodRemember that only those who believe the incredible can do the impossible.At regular intervals, email helpful suggestions and vocation stories to all your parishes, to encourage them to foster a culture of vocations. Visit local schools & universities (It is here that young people are making their decisions) and encourage students to consider religious life. Attend Youth events where vocations can be harvested. Promote Discernment Weekends at Seminary. Could offer weekend assistance to the Pastors and speak in every parish about vocations during Sunday MassEnsure Diocesan web site prominently displays its vocations pages and actively welcomes enquiries.
Start a Diocesan Vocations Facebok page.Introduce a weekly “Holy Hour for Vocations” in an accessible church in your diocese Encourage Vocations Promotions Initiatives throughout deaneries involving parishes and schools e.g. Schools Vocations Cross programme.Set up a Travelling display for promoting vocations in parishes and schools. Make full use of parish bulletins, notice boards, promotional leaflets and any Diocesan Newspaper."When we don't pray, there is too much of ourselves in our work, and not enough of God."
Director of VocationsGod is the only treasure people desire to find in a priest.The words that you say must match the life that you live.Introduce parishes to “Parish Vocations Programme” Promote “31 Club” throughout diocese.Encourage families to participate in “Vocations Cross/ Vocations Chalice” ministry.Encourage sick and housebound at all times to pray for vocationsLaunch “Called by Name” initiative wherever suitable.Encourage special “Masses for Vocations” throughout the diocese. Tell Youth “The Priestly life is a generous commitment and source of happiness”. Share ideas with your colleagues from other Dioceses. INTRODUCTIONCONTACT USIMPORTANT LINKSEXPLANATIONSFAILURE TO ACTAPPENDIX