Think Vocations 2021 (part 2)

Bulletin and Website Notices for Parishes

Pentecost to Christ the King 2021

On this page you can find brief reflections drawn from the Mass readings for each Sunday or feast day through the period June to November 2021. The hope is that they prompt some thought and prayer about vocations to priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life among our parishioners, or among 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. Why not be generous in spreading the net?

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 on your website, or to use them 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.

Do tag us when you post (@priestsforscot) or use the hashtags #thinkvocations2021 or #vocation2021.

(Note: The texts below contain hyperlinks which may not be replicated in a “cut-and-paste” operation.)

The Post-Pentecost Sundays and Feasts

Trinity Sunday (Year B) — 30th May 2021
“Go, make disciples of all the nations.” The mission Jesus has given us needs preachers, ministers, witnesses to the world and to the Church. Could you join this great work as a priest, missionary or in active consecrated life? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook pages, PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Corpus Christi (Year B) — 6th June 2021
“This is my Body” Without the Eucharist there is no Church. Without priests, there is no Eucharist. Could God be inviting you to share in Jesus’s priesthood, offering your life with his for his people? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook pages, PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B — 13th June 2021
“The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed”. From small and simple beginnings, God makes his Kingdom grow. Is that small seed planted in your heart, which might flower into service in the Church? Contact your local Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland or see our website or Facebook pages: PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B — 20th June 2021
“Even the wind and the sea obey him.” Jesus brings calm when storms threated to overwhelm us. Could you bring his calming, restoring presence to others and inspire faith in times of anxiety? Speak to your local Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland or see our website or Facebook pages: PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B — 27th June 2021
“We expect you to put the most into this work of mercy.” Paul challenges his community to give of their best for the Gospel. Could you take up that challenge by offering yourself as a priest, a deacon or in consecrated life? Speak to your local Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland or see our website or Facebook pages: PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B — 4th July 2021
“I am sending you to them.” The prophet Ezekiel is called and sent to speak God’s word to his People. Could you be called in a similar way to bring the Gospel to people in priesthood or religious life? Contact your local Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland or see our website or Facebook pages: PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B — 11th July 2021
“Go prophesy to my people Israel.” Amos is called to leave his previous work and to preach the word of God instead. Are you feeling drawn to leave your current life and work and to offer yourself as a priest or religious? Does it feel too risky to do that? Speak to your local Vocations Director for advice, email Priests for Scotland or see our website or Facebook pages: PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B — 18th July 2021
“He took pity on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd.” Do you feel called to bring people a sense of Jesus’s pastoral love as a priest, deacon or religious? Speak to your local Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland or see our website or Facebook pages: PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B — 25th July 2021
“Give to the people to eat” Jesus feeds a hungry crowd; he still feeds us with his Body and Blood. Consider the possibility that he might be calling you to share in that ministry of feeding his Church today. Speak to your local Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland or see our website or Facebook pages: PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B — 1st August 2021
“I am the Bread of Life.” Jesus comes to us in the Eucharist. Could you be called to priesthood, to bring the presence and power of Jesus to his people in the sacraments? Speak to your local Vocations Director about priesthood, email Priests for Scotland or see our website or Facebook pages: PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B — 8th August 2021
“I am the Bread of Life.” Jesus comes to us in the Eucharist. Could you be called to priesthood, to bring the presence and power of Jesus to his people in the sacraments? Speak to your local Vocations Director about priesthood, email Priests for Scotland or see our website or Facebook pages: PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Solemnity of the Assumption of out Blessed Lady — 15th August 2021
“The Almighty has done great things for me.” Mary praises God for his power at work in her life. Say “Yes” to God as she did: let God work in your life for the good of his people! Speak to your local Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland or see our website or Facebook pages: PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Twenty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B — 22nd August 2021
“Lord, to whom shall we go?” Jesus is the only answer to our seeking. Could you be on to help people find him, as a priest, a deacon or a religious brother or sister? Speak to your local Vocations Director , email Priests for Scotland or see our website or Facebook pages: PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B — 29th August 2021
“Accept and submit to the word which has been planted in you.” Does that “word” include a call to serve as a priest or in religious life? How will you respond? Speak to your diocesan Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland or see our website or Facebook pages: PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Twenty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B — 5th September 2021
“Courage! Do not be afraid!” If you think God might be calling you to be a priest or to serve in a religious congregation, don’t be afraid to respond to it. He will help you! Speak to your diocesan Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland or see our website or Facebook pages: PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Twenty-Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B — 12th September 2021
“Who do you say I am?” Jesus invites his disciples about their response to him. What do you say? Where is he leading you? Why not consider the call to priesthood, diaconate or consecrated life? Speak to your diocesan Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland or see our website or Facebook pages: PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B — 19th September 2021
“If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself last.” Could you put yourself last and Christ and his People first? Could you serve as He did, in priesthood or religious life? Speak to your local Vocations Director , email Priests for Scotland or see our website or Facebook pages: PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Twenty-Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B — 26th September 2021
“If only the whole people of the Lord were prophets!” God has made you a prophet in baptism. Could you speak for him and bring his Word to others, as a priest, deacon or religious sister or brother? Speak to your diocesan Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland or see our website or Facebook pages: PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Twenty-Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B — 3rd October 2021
“What God has united, man must not divide.” Many find their vocation in married life. Others discover a vocation to single and celibate life. Which is yours? How do you live it? For more on priesthood or consecrated life, contact your diocesan Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland or see our website or Facebook pages: PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Twenty-Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B — 10th October 2021
“I prayed and wisdom was given me.” Are you seeking to know what God’s will mgith be for you? Pray for wisdom in discernment and speak to someone about it; ask advice of a priest or religious. Perhaps contact Priests for Scotland or see our website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland) for more information.

Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B — 17th October 2021
“The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve.” Is God inviting you to serve as Jesus served in priesthood, permanent diaconate or consecrated life? Give your life for others! Contact your local Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland or see our website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland) for more.

Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B — 24th October 2021
“He followed him along the road.” Jesus calls to you. Do you hear him? Will you follow him, like Bartimaeus, wherever he leads? Consider following him in priesthood or religious life. See our website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland) for more.

Thirty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B — 31st October 2021
“Christ, because he remains for ever, can never lose his priesthood.” We all share in Christ’s priesthood by our baptism. Could you go deeper by sharing in it through the ministerial priesthood? Speak to your diocesan Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland or see our website or Facebook pages: PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Thirty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B — 7th November 2021
“She has put in all she had to live on.” Could you imitate the poor widow in the Gospel story by giving your all to the Lord, in the dedication of priesthood, diaconate or religious life? Speak to a Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland or see our website or Facebook pages: PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Thirty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B — 14th November 2021
“My words will not pass away” The Gospel and the teaching of Christ are ever valid, ever new. Could you be called to announce it to the people of our time, as a opriest, deacon or religious sister or brother? Speak to your local Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland or see our website or Facebook pages: PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Solemnity of Christ, Universal King (Last Sunday of Ordinary Time) Year B — 21st November 2021
“I came into the world…to bear witness to the truth.” Listen for the call God makes to you. Don’t be afraid – it is the truth God has planned for you. Why not ask advice of someone who can help you listen for it? Speak to your diocesan Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland or see our website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland) for more.