As he was walking by the Sea of Galilee he saw two brothers, Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew; they were making a cast in the lake with their nets, for they were fishermen. And he said to them, ‘Follow me and I will make you fishers of men’. And they left their nets at once and followed him. (Matthew 4: 18-20)
Fr. Billy Meehan,
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It is not easy to put into words what a vocation is. We know the word ‘vocation’ comes from the Latin word ‘vocare’ which means to call. It involves a felt attraction to the vision and message of Jesus, and a desire to use ones energies for the kind of ministry that he was about.
The call to Vocation in the Church is a call to use your gifts and talents and abilities to build up the Kingdom of God, depending upon his divine help and inspiration. If you have a Vocation, you are called to give over your life to make Christ’s present among the people, through the Sacraments, and especially through Eucharist.
Do you have a desire to always help others and do you pray?
Do you enjoy life, people and have a sense of humour?
Are you concerned for the poor and the vulnerable in your community?
If you answer ‘Yes’, then maybe you are the right sort of person.
Listen to God
Attend Mass and receive Eucharist.
Talk to a Priest in your local area
Become involved in your Parish
Pope Benedict has published a letter to Seminarian’s dated 18th October 2010. Please click Letter to Seminarians to read further.
IF YOUR LIFE’S DREAM IS ….
May the Lord God Almighty,
Open our ears to His Call,
Open our eyes to His Presence,
Open our hearts to His love,
Open our will to His ways.
God Almighty calls Me …
To praise Him,
And to make known
To everyone I meet.
Let me not delay or neglect this call
Because I have only one chance,
one life to fulfil this mission.