New Vocations Campaign
For Vocations Sunday 2014 Priests for Scotland is launching a new vocations campaign centred around this icon of Christ. The image will be displayed on prayer cards, A3 posters and large A1 cards. One large icon has been purchased for each deanery in Scotland. A3 posters have been sent to every parish in Scotland and will be sent to schools in time for Vocations Awareness Week (September 2014).
The large poster will be available to parishes along with prayer cards and various prayer services for vocations. It is suggested that it might be set on an easel somewhere in the church where it might become a focus for prayer.
The icon itself is made up of the faces of priests from throughout Scotland. Please pray for our priests. If you yourself are considering becoming a diocesan priest the icon may remind you that that the Lord chooses ordinary men to form an extraordinary role. Together we pray that you may hear the Lord's call to serve with courage and with love.
If you would like copies of this poster or prayer cards for distribution please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to supply as long as stocks last.
On June 20th there will be an Enquirers' Retreat for anyone who would like to take time to consider whether God is calling them to serve as a priest. Participants should be over 17 and should make application to their diocesan director of priestly vocations. The enquirers' event is requires no ongoing commitment and merely an opportunity to talk and pray with others who are considering a similar path.
Click here for Pope Francis' message for World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2014.