Please pray for our STUDENTS FOR THE PRIESTHOOD:
Undertaking studies at Heythrop College, London
Royal English College, Valladolid
St John’s Seminary, Wonersh
David Pearce (Extended Pastoral Placement 2012-13, St Michael’s, East Ham)
Pontifical Beda College, Rome
Venerable English College, Rome
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