Click on the link below for the latest set of “inserts” for parish bulletins, websites and other social media and communication platforms you might use.
The texts cover the Sundays and major feasts of the year from Pentecost 2023 to the Solemnity of Christ the King (November 26th 2023)
Since our Ordinary Time Sunday gospel readings come this year from the Gospel of Matthew, we take as our guide the invitation Jesus makes to the tax collector himself in that Gospel (Matthew 9:9). He is surprised by the intervention of Jesus into his familiar life and work, but gets up right away and follows him at his invitation. Maybe now is the time to trust in God and try something new! Maybe now, Jesus is calling someone in your parish to rise from what is familiar, from the work he or she is engaged in at the moment, in order to follow him into ministry, into priesthood, religious life or diaconate. It takes trust and courage – but it also takes encouragement from those around us, and from our fellow parishioners.
Note that some of the posts might be a little long to use for Twitter, but they can be modified by omitting or re-arranging the contact details. They can be used for Facebook and other social media platforms, but note that you will need to keep the hyperlinks in the text in order to allow users to “click” on the live links.
The first four Sundays (for June 2023) are provided below. The rest can be found on the page at the link above.
Trinity Sunday — 4th June 2023
“God so loved the world that he gave his only Son.” Could you be one who brings others to know of God’s overwhelming love?Perhaps you are discerning a call to priesthood or religious life. Contact your Diocesan Vocations Director for support, visit Priests for Scotland online or on Facebook, or see VocationNetworkScotland.
The Body and Blood of the Lord — 11th June 2023
“Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever.” We all share Christ’s priesthood by our baptism, but some are called to a particular share in it as ordained priests, bringing Christ’s presence in the Eucharist to our lives, offering the Mass for us. Could that be you? Contact your Diocesan Vocations Director, visit Priests for Scotland online or on Facebook, or see VocationNetworkScotland.
Sundays in Ordinary Time
11th Sunday in Ordinary Time — 18th June 2023
“The harvest is rich, but the labourers are few.” Today’s Gospel is a clear invitation to pray for more vocations to service in the Church. Why not make it a special prayer intention this week? Visit Priests for Scotland online or on Facebook, or see VocationNetworkScotland for more on Vocations.
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time — 25th June 2023
“Do not be afraid.” Three times today Jesus says these words. Why be afraid? If he is calling you to service as priest, religious or deacon, he will help you make a response. Contact your Diocesan Vocations Director, visit Priests for Scotland online or on Facebook, or see VocationNetworkScotland.