Bulletin and Website Notices for Vocations
First Sunday of Advent 2019 to Pentecost Sunday 2020
As we enter a new liturgical year in Advent, we again offer some short reflections for each Sunday and major feast day over the year ahead. Each "prompt" begins from the day's Scripture readings, in particular from the Gospel of Matthew which guides us through this Liturgical Year, and offers a reflection question for anyone who might be thinking, however loosely, of the possibility that God might be calling them to priesthood or religious life. Indeed, they may also be relevant for anyone considering any kind of vocation in the Church priesthood, whether diocesan, religious or missionary, consecrated life, or diaconate.
Please feel free to copy and paste these brief reflections into your weekly parish newsletter or other publications. You may want to copy and paste them onto your parish website as a banner message or news item, to place a link to the page as a whole from your website, or to use them as Facebook posts on or around the relevant Sunday.
If you are using Twitter or Facebook, why not consider adding the hashtag #ThinkVocation2020 to your post. Let's get it trending this year!
(Note: Some of the texts may be a little long to serve as Twitter posts, but they can be edited by removing the email contact and some of the repeated contact information as desired.)
Below are the first two suggested posts. The rest are available here.
First Sunday of Advent – December 1st 2019
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the Temple of the God of Jacob.” Do you think God might be inviting you to lead his people closer to him, in active faith and joyful worship, as a priest, a deacon or in religious life? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland at email@example.com, see our website or Facebook pages, PFS or Vocation Network Scotland.
Second Sunday of Advent -- December 8th 2019
"A voice cries in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make his paths straight." Could God be calling you to be his messenger today, to help people prepare to encounter the Lord in their lives? If you feel you may be called to the priesthood or religious life, call your Diocesan Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website or Facebook pages: PFS or Vocation Network Scotland.
Click here for the page where you will find all the prompts for Sundays and feasts through Advent, Christmas and the first weeks of 2020 and up to Pentecost Sunday.
More "prompts" to help us "Think Vocation" in 2020 will be posted in due course.