Bulletin and Website Notices for Vocations
First Sunday of Advent 2018 to Pentecost Sunday 2019
As part of desire to promote a culture of vocations, we offer some short reflections for each Sunday and major feast day over the year. Taking as their starting point the day's Scripture readings, in particular the Gospel of Luke which guides us through this Liturgical Year, they offer 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.
(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 can be found here.
First Sunday of Advent – December 2nd 2018
“We urge you... to make more and more progress in the kind of life that you are meant to live: the life that God wants.” If you think the life God wants you to live might be life as a priest, deacon, sister or brother, to help God's people make progress in their lives of faith, call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland at firstname.lastname@example.org. See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk or visit our Facebook page.
Second Sunday of Advent -- December 9th 2018
"In the fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar's reign… the word of God came to John, son of Zechariah in the wilderness." Could God's word be calling to you in our time, in your life, to be his messenger? If you feel you may be called to the priesthood or religious life, call your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland at email@example.com. See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk or visit our Facebook page.
Click here for the page where you will find all the prompts for Sundays and feasts through Advent, Christmas and the first weeks of 2019 and up to Pentecost Sunday.
More "prompts" for the rest of 2019 will be posted in due course.