First Sunday of Advent 2021 to Pentecost 2022

Follow the link below for brief reflections drawn from the Mass readings for each Sunday or feast day through the first half of the new liturgical year, 2021-2022.

As always, our hope is that they might prompt some thought and prayer about vocations to priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life among parishioners in general, and that they might be shared with young men and women who might be encouraged to consider a vocation to service in the Church. By using them in your parish Bulletin, website or Twitter feed, you might just be helping someone to consider whether God might be calling him or her to follow Him in a life of service to the Church. As this is Year C in our liturgical cycle, following the Gospel of Luke for our Sunday Gospels, our overall heading comes from there: “Put out into the deep” (Luke 5:4), the words of Jesus to Peter and the other fishermen, after which he calls them to be “fishers of men” according to the version of the call which Luke gives us.

There is a slight change to the format this time round (simply in relation to how the contact details are presented) which might make them more focussed and streamlined for copying or for posting.

Put out into the deep!

Luke 5:4

Please feel free to copy and paste them into your weekly parish newsletter. Since many parishes have not yet returned to the use of paper for sharing weekely newsletters and bulletins, because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, you might prefer to copy and paste them onto your parish website as a banner message or news item. You might like to to place a link to the page itself on your website, or to use the notes as Facebook posts on or around the relevant Sunday. Some may be a bit long for Twitter, but they can be edited by removing the email link and/or some of the contact information.

Remember to tag us when you post (@priestsforscot) or use the hashtags #thinkvocations2022 or #vocation2022.