“Vocation, more than our own choice, is a response to the Lord’s unmerited call… We will succeed in discovering and embracing our vocation once we open our hearts in gratitude and perceive the passage of God in our lives.”
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?
“Do not be afraid to listen to the Spirit who proposes bold choices; do not delay when your conscience asks you to take risks in following the Master.”
Pope Francis – Synod on Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment
“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 David Dowling– Vocations Director, Archdiocese of Wellington