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Diocesan Students

Please pray for our STUDENTS FOR THE PRIESTHOOD:

Pontifical Beda College, Rome

Rev Patrick Daly (final year)
Rick Fernandez (first year)

Venerable English College, Rome

Gary Dench (third year)

St John’s Seminary, Wonersh

David Pearce (fifth year)
Eamonn Hyde (third year)

Royal English College, Valladolid

Simon Augustus-Payne (Propaedeutic Year)

Beginning seminary 2014

Paschal Uche (completing professional studies)

Only Jesus knows what 'definite service' he has in mind for you. Be open to his voice resounding in the depths of your heart: even now his heart is speaking to your heart. Christ has need of families to remind the world of the dignity of human love and the beauty of family life. He needs men and women who devote their lives to the noble task of education, tending the young and forming them in the ways of the Gospel. He needs those who will consecrate their lives to the persuit of perfect charity, following him in chastity, poverty and obedience, and serving him in the least of our brothers and sisters. He needs the powerful love of contemplative religious, who sustain the Church's witness and activity through their constant prayer. And he needs priests, good and holy priests, men who are willing to lay down their lives for their sheep. Ask our Lord what he has in mind for you! Ask him for the generosity to say "Yes!" Do not be afraid to give yourself totally to Jesus. He will give you the grace you need to fulfill your vocation.

— Pope Benedict XVI, Visit to Britain, 18 September 2010

Those who are seeking to know more about a vocation to the Diocesan Priesthood are warmly encouraged to speak to their own Parish Priest, and to make contact (see right) with Fr Dominic, the Diocesan Vocations Director.

Regular evenings are held to bring together those who are discerning a call to Priesthood, and Fr Dominic has the details.

The Brentwood Vocations website is also an excellent source of relevant links, resources and practical information for those considering Priesthood, in addition to helpful links about other vocational paths. A powerful feature of the website is the 'Priests' Blog' which is updated three times a week, and which gives insights from those currently serving as Priests.

Director of Vocations
Fr Dominic Howarth

Contact Information
Vocations Director
Catholic Parish of Our Lady and All Saints
Parish Office
71 Wickhay
BASILDON
SS15 5AD
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