• What is a vocation? A call… The word comes from the Latin word ‘vocare’ which means ‘to call’. Vocation, then, is about a call or a calling in people’s lives. A call from…  God, who  has called people to play a particular role in his plan of salvation for the world. Many of t[...]
  • Do I have a Vocation? Most certainly! “God calls all the souls he has created to love him with their whole being, here and thereafter, which means that he calls all of them to holiness, to perfection, to a close following of him and obedience to his will. But he does not ask [...]
  • How can I discover my vocation? When we understand that God has a desire for each one of us, the natural question is, “What is God’s desire for my life?” The whole process of listening to God and listening to our own hearts for an answer to this question is something which we ca[...]
  • What can get in the way? “My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. B[...]
  • I have been vocation director for almost thirty years now in the Diocese of Down and Connor.It has been an immense privilege as I have ‘walked’ with hundreds of young men in their journey of discernment and fidelity to the Lord. Most of these have chosen to remain on in lay life [...]
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  • The Greek word for Church is ekklesia, which means those who are ‘called forth’ by the Lord or those who are ‘called from all nations’.  Together we become, as St Paul says, the “Body of Christ” with Christ as the head. This image helps us to understand that, just as God is a com[...]
  • Thursday 4th May 2017, from 7.30pm – 10pm.  The Vigil will conclude with Mass at 9pm.  To view the event details please click here: http://vocationsdownandconnor.org/event/eucharistic-prayer-vigil/