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Vocations Guide to Priesthood

  • Remember 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 Mass
  • Ensure 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."

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  • God 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 vocations
  • Launch “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.


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