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Bulletin or Website Notices for Vocations

First Sunday of Advent 2016 to Pentecost Sunday 2017

Please feel free to copy and paste these brief reflections into your weekly parish newsletter or other publications.  You may prefer to copy and paste them onto your parish website as a banner message or news item, to place a link to this page as a whole from your website, or to use them as Facebook posts on or around the relevant Sunday (as most of them are more than 140 characters, they are not suitable for Twitter).

 

First Sunday of Advent – November 27th 2016

“They shall hammer their swords into ploughshares and their spears into sickles….”  If you think that God is calling you to serve the Lord of the Harvest as a priest, deacon, sister or brother, call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk  See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

Second Sunday of Advent -- December 4th 2016

Are you called to be “A voice in the wilderness,” a herald preparing the Lord's way in the hearts of His people?  If you feel you may be called to the priesthood or religious life, call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk  See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

Third Sunday of Advent -- December 11th 2016

“I am sending my messenger ahead of you to prepare your way before you.”  Are you being called by Jesus to be his messenger as a priest, deacon, sister or brother? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

Fourth Sunday of Advent -- December 18th 2016

“When Joseph woke up he did what the angel of the Lord had told him to do.”  Are you listening prayerfully to what God is asking of you? Could He be inviting you to the priesthood or consecrated life? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland : office@pfs.org.uk  See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

Christmas -- December 25th 2016

“I bring you news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole people.”  If you think you may be called to announce the Good News of Christ's presence as a priest, deacon or in religious life, call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland: office@pfs.org.uk  See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God -- January 1st 2017

“Mary treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart.”  Are you pondering in your heart the possibility that God might want you to serve Him as a priest, deacon or in religious life? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland: office@pfs.org.uk  See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

The Epiphany -- January 8th 2017

“Opening their treasures, they offered him gold, frankincense and myrrh.”  We all have gifts to offer in service and worship of Christ.  If you you think your gift might be yourself, as a priest, deacon or in religious life, call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland: office@pfs.org.uk See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time -- January 15th 2017

“The Lord has spoken, he who formed me in the womb to be his servant.”  Has the Lord prompted you to be his servant in priesthood or consecrated life?  Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland : office@pfs.org.uk See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time -- January 22nd 2017

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand.”  Are you being called to proclaim the coming of the kingdom as a priest, deacon, religious sister or brother? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland: office@pfs.org.uk  See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time -- January 29th 2017

"Seek integrity, seek humility".  Could a life of humble but dedicated service as priest, deacon, religious brother or sister be your way to finding authenticity and integrity in life? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland: office@pfs.org.uk See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

Presentation of the Lord -- February 2nd 2017 - World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life

“She gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all…” We are all called to bear witness to Christ in our lives. Could you be called to do so as a priest, deacon, or consecrated religious? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland: office@pfs.org.uk See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time -- February 5th 2017

“Your light must shine before others” - perhaps as a priest, deacon, sister or brother? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk  See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time -- February 12th 2017

“We have a wisdom to offer those who have reached maturity.” If you think God might be calling you to bring his wisdom and love to our world in the consecrated life or priesthood, call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland : office@pfs.org.uk  See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time -- February 19th 2017

“Be holy, for I, the LORD your God, am holy.”  Is God calling you to live out your vocation to holiness in priesthood or consecrated life? Call your Diocesan Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland: office@pfs.org.uk  See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time – February 26th 2017

“People must think of us as Christ's servants, stewards entrusted with the mysteries of God."  Are you being called to be a servant of Christ and others in the consecrated life or priesthood? Is God calling you to be a steward of his mysteries? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk  See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

First Sunday of Lent -- March 5th 2017

Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit into the desert for forty days of prayer and fasting. Are you open to being led by the Holy Spirit into the state in life God has prepared for you? If you feel you may be called to the priesthood or consecrated life, call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk  See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

Second Sunday of Lent -- March 12th 2017

“God has called us to be holy …according to His own purpose and grace.”  If you think God is offering you the grace of a vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life, call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk  See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

Third Sunday of Lent -- March 19th 2017

“But whoever drinks the water I give, will never be thirsty.”  Are you thirsting for an understanding of your vocation? Do you long to bring people the water of life through priesthood or consecrated life? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland: office@pfs.org.uk  See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

Fourth Sunday of Lent -- March 26th 2017

“Try to discover what the Lord wants of you.” Are you sensing that God might be calling you to be a priest or to serve in religious life, bringing hope to the downcast and light to those in darkness? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland : office@pfs.org.uk  See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

Fifth Sunday of Lent -- April 2nd 2017

“I shall put my spirit in you and you shall live.”  Is the Spirit of God drawing you towards a vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland : office@pfs.org.uk  See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion -- April 9th 2017

“The Lord has given me a disciple's tongue... Each morning he wakes me to hear, to listen like a disciple.” Could the Lord speaking through your prayer, calling you to serve him as a priest or religious?  Speak to your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland : office@pfs.org.uk  See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

Easter Sunday -- April 16th 2017

“He saw and he believed.” Through our baptism Jesus calls us to profess faith and proclaim new life to the world. Pray for those who, as priests, brothers and sisters, help others see and believe. If you think God may be inviting you to such a vocation, call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk  See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

Second Sunday of Easter – April 23rd 2017

“As the Father sent me, so am I sending you.”  Is Jesus calling to you so as to send you out as priest, sister or brother to proclaim the Good News of God's mercy? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

Third Sunday of Easter  -- April 30th 2017

"They recognised him in the breaking of bread." Do you recognize Christ in your life and hope to make Him known to others? If you are considering the possibility that God might be calling you to this, speak to your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk  See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

Fourth Sunday of Easter -- May 7th 2017 - World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Today, Good Shepherd Sunday, we celebrate the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life, especially for our diocese, that God will raise up good shepherds in our midst. Speak to someone whom you think might make a good priest or religious. If you think God is calling you to serve the Church in this way, call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk  See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

Fifth Sunday of Easter  -- May 14th 2017

“I am in the Father and the Father is in me.”  All are called to communion with Christ and the Father through Baptism. Some are called to a further communion through ordination or consecrated life. If you think this might be you, call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk  See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

Sixth Sunday of Easter  -- May 21st 2017

“They laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.”  Could Jesus be seeking to fill you with his Spirit to be a priest, a deacon or live in consecrated life?  Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk  See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

Solemnity of the Ascension -- Thursday, May 25th 2017

"Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations."  Could God be calling to you, or someone you know, to join in this great mission, to make disciples, as a priest, deacon or religious brother or sister?  Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland: office@pfs.org.uk See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

Seventh Sunday of Easter  -- May 28th 2017

“I pray for them... because they belong to you”  Jesus, the High Priest, prays for us all. He prays especially for those he sets apart to serve his people  If you think God may be calling you to serve Him and His people as a priest or in the consecrated life, call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk  See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

Pentecost Sunday -- June 4th 2017

“There are all sorts of service to be done, but always to the same Lord.”   What kind of service are you being asked to undertake for the Lord? Could it be to serve Him and His Church as a priest, deacon, sister or brother? Is the Holy Spirit drawing you closer to this kind of life? Speak to your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk  See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk

 

 

Reflections and posts for the second half of the year will follow.

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