Bulletin and Website Notices for Parishes

Trinity Sunday to Christ the King 2020

This page offers brief reflections drawn from the readings for Mass from the Sundays and major feast days in the second half of 2020.

We hope they can prompt some thought and prayer about vocation to priesthood or religious life. While parishes have been unable to provide the usual bulletins and notices due to church closures over these months, we hope that you can use them online, on parish publications on your website, parish Twitter feeds or Facebook pages. An occasional or weekly post may be sufficient to help someone who may be considering whether God might be calling him or her to follow Him in a life of service to the Church.

If you are using Twitter or Facebook, you might consider using the hashtag #ThinkVocations2020. Why not get it "trending" this year!

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

Be generous in casting the net!

Trinity Sunday -- 7th June 2020
“God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son.” Could you be someone who brings people knowledge of God's love as a priest, a deacon or in religious 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.

Body and Blood of the Lord ("Corpus Christi") -- 14th June 2020
“Anyone who does eat my flesh and drink my blood has eternal life.” There is no greater gift of God than the Eucharist. Are you being called to bring God's people the nourishment of the Eucharist as a priest? IS it the source of your own life? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook page.

Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time A -- 21st June 2020
“I have committed my cause to you.” Could you dedicate your life to God and his people, as a priest, a deacon or in religious 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.

Solemnity of Sts Peter & Paul -- 28th June 2020 (transferred)
“Feed my lambs. Look after my sheep.” Could the Lord be inviting you to share in the work of caring for his people as Peter and Paul did, giving their lives and preaching the Gospel? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook page.

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time A -- 5th July 2020
“Come to me all you who labour and are overburdened and I will give you rest.” God continues to care for his people in various ways, especially through the pastoral care offered by priests, deacons and religious. Could you take up a share in this work? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, email office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook pages, PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time A -- 12th July 2020
“Imagine a sower going out to sow...” There is a need for the Word of God to be sown. Could you take up this mission, in priesthood, diaconate or in 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.

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time A -- 19th July 2020
“The Kingdom of heaven is like...” Could you take up the work of fostering the growth of God's Kingdom as a priest, a deacon or a religious? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook pages, PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time A -- 26th July 2020
“The Kingdom of heaven is like...” Could you take up the work of fostering the growth of God's Kingdom as a priest, a deacon or a religious ? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, email office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook pages, PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time A -- 2nd August 2020
“Gove them something to eat yourselves.” Jesus invites his disciples to play a role in serving his people's needs? Could that mean a cal to priesthood or religious life for you? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook pages, PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time A -- 9th August 2020
“Jesus went up into the hills to pray.” Pray for guidance as you think about your vocation in life. Stretch out your hand to Jesus as Peter did. Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook pages, PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady -- 16th August 2020 (transferred)
"Blessed is she who believed the promise the Lord made her would be fulfilled.” Trust in God's promise to be with you as you respond to his call. Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook pages, PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time A -- 23rd August 2020
“I call on my servant... I invest him with your robe...” Has the Lord perhaps chosen you to be his servant in priesthood, diaconate or religious 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).

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time A -- 30th August 2020
“There seemed to be a fire burning in my heart... The effort to restrain it wearied me.” Perhaps the call to priesthood or religious life is something you've been trying to ignore; but it keeps coming back! Call your Diocesan Vocations Director for advice, email office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook pages, PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time A -- 6th September 2020
“I have appointed you as sentry to the House of Israel.” Is God calling you to a role of service through leadership in the Church? Talk to your Diocesan Vocations Director, email office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook pages, (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland).

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time A -- 13th September 2020
This Sunday begins Vocations Awareness Week. Pray that the LOrd will provide ministers for his Church, and ask if perhaps you or someone you know would make a good priest, deacon or religious. For more, email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook pages, PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time A -- 20th September 2020
“You go into my vineyard too.” Are you sitting waiting for someone to tell you what your vocation in life is? Perhaps the Lord wants to send you to work in his vineyard as a priest, deacon or religious. It's never too late! Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or see the Priests for Scotland website or Facebook pages for PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time A -- 27th September 2020
“Afterwards, he thought better of it and went.” Maybe you had thought of a vocation to priesthood, diaconate or religious life when you were younger, but think it's too late now. Maybe it's not! Speak to your Diocesan Vocations Director, contact Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, see our website or Facebook page or contact VocationNetworkScotland.

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time A -- 4th October 2020
“He will lease the vineyard to other tenants who will deliver the fruits when the season arrives.” Could the Lord be calling you to work in his vineyard, to produce fruits for the Kingdom in priesthood, diaconate or religious life? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, contact office@pfs.org.uk, see our website or Facebook page or visit VocationNetworkScotland.

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time A -- 11th October 2020
“The Lord will wipe away the tears from every cheek.” It is a rare privilege to bring God's healing presence in the sacraments and in moments of grief to those who are hurting. Are you being called to share it? Contact your Diocesan Vocations Director, email office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland).

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time A -- 18th October 2020
Today is Mission Sunday. Could you be called to be a missionary priest, at home or abroad, or to serve as a missionary religious ? Speak to your Diocesan Vocations Director, see the Priests for Scotland website or Facebook page, or get in touch with VocationNetworkScotland for more information.

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time A -- 25th October 2020
“You observed the sort of life we lived when we were with you.” Have you been inspired by a priest or religious, and considered following their example? Speak to your Diocesan Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland).

Solemnity of All Saints -- 1st November 2020
“I saw a huge number, impossible to count, of people from every nation, race, tribe and language.” The Church is of every age and every nation. Come, serve its many members! Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland).

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time A -- 8th November 2020
“The Bridegroom is here! Go out and meet him!” Don't put off the moment to respond to God's call to serve. Speak to your Diocesan Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland).

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time A -- 15th November 2020
Today is the World Day of the Poor. Is God calling you to serve the poorest, at home or abroad, as priest, deacon or in religious life? Speak to your Diocesan Vocations Director, visit the Priests for Scotland website or check out our Facebook pages, (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland).

Solemnity of Christ the King A -- 22nd November 2020
“I shall look after my flock myself... I myself will pasture my sheep.” Is the Lord asking you to be share in his pastoral love for his people, perhaps in diocesan priesthood, diaconate or religious life? Call your local Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland).