ORDINATION TO THE ORDER OF DEACONS
Please pray for our Wellington Seminarian Alfred Tong who is being ordained a Deacon on Saturday 2nd October 2021 at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Christchurch.
The ordination will be livestreamed: https://youtu.be/4KnrjFpHKJI
Vocation Sunday – 25th of April 2021
In his message for Vocation Sunday, Pope Francis encourages young people to be guided by St Joseph who, through his ordinary life, accomplished something extraordinary in the eyes of God. “May (St Joseph) help everyone, especially young people who are discerning, to make God’s dreams for them come true. May he inspire in them the courage to say “yes” to the Lord who always surprises and never disappoints.” Pope Francis
Vocation, more than our own choice, is a response to the Lord’s unmerited call…”
Pope Francis, Message for World Day of Vocations, Good Shepherd Sunday 2020
We believe that God is calling men to the priesthood today.
Could you be one of those men?
Has anybody ever said to you that you would make a good priest? Have you thought about the idea, but tried to put it out of your mind?
Do you think you might have a vocation? Do you have what it takes?
Could the Lord be calling you to continue His work, and to serve His people right here in the Archdiocese of Wellington?
When the Lord awakens a vocation, he thinks not only of what you already are, but of what you will one day be, in his company and in that of others.”
Pope Francis, Christus Vivit 289
“Today the Lord continues to call others to follow him. We should not wait to be perfect in order to respond with our generous “yes”, nor be fearful of our limitations and sins, but instead open our hearts to the voice of the Lord. To listen to that voice, to discern our personal mission in the Church and the world, and at last to live it in the today that God gives us.”
Pope Francis – 2018 World Day of Vocations
Contact Fr Andrew Kim – Vocations Director, Archdiocese of Wellington