Thursday, 21 May 2015

Soon-to-be Bishop of A&B speaks of his vocation to the priesthood

Very soon, Bishop Richard Moth will be the Bishop of Arundel & Brighton.  We are all looking forward to his Installation on 28th May at Arundel Cathedral.  It promises to be a splendid occasion!

Here Bishop Richard speaks movingly of his own vocation to the priesthood and encourages young men everywhere to make space for silence in their lives in order to hear the voice of the Lord.

Friday, 10 October 2014


The annual Discovering Priesthood Day will soon be upon us ...  In recent years, the day has been very well supported and there's always lots of opportunities to reflect on what it means to be called by Christ.  This day is a MUST for anyone beginning to think that God may be calling him to the priesthood.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

St John Vianney group reconvenes ...

The St John Vianney Group will re-gather on 05 October (i.e., no meeting in September) for an exciting new year! Men who are willing to consider God's call in their lives are always welcome. May God give us many holy priests for our diocese!
5pm Holy Mass (optional - it's not meant to discourage you from going in your own parish!)
6pm Pizza (lots of it!)
6.45pm Input/Discussion/DVD
7.30pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament & Confessions
8pm Pudding
8.30pm Depart

Also coming up soon is the annual DiscoveringPriesthood Day!  All welcome ...

Monday, 1 September 2014

Ars! Ars! Ars!

Our 7 seminarians

13 of us (7 seminarians, 3 enquirers, 3 priests) have just returned from our annual pilgrimage to Ars.  As ever, the good folk at the Foyer Sacerdotal Jean-Paul II looked after us admirably.  It was a time of prayer, formation, fraternity and  relaxation. This annual visit has actually happened there years in a row: it must, therefore, now be a tradition!

I attach the schedule for you to share in what we got up to ...

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Please pray for Tristan, Edmund, Joe, Tom, Andrew, Martin and Peter as they start at (or return to) Wonersh (or, in Tristan's case, return to Rome).  They need our prayers - and they are courageous young men!  God bless them!  (What is it with the blue and purple shirts?  Is that a seminary requirement these days?)

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Lourdes and vocations

The internet is awash with lots of amazing stories and photographs of people of all ages who have been pilgrimage-ing in Lourdes with their dioceses.  This is an exciting time of year as the faithful, young and old, connect deeply with their faith through the experience of pilgrimage and journeying together.

I am delighted that, thanks to Fr Aaron Spinelli, our A&B Pilgrimage featured a homily on vocations and a successful meeting for young people who are courageous enough to consider a specific call from the Lord.  Thank you, Fr Aaron!

As ever, the vocations leaflet was handed out ...

We now need to pray that people whose hearts have been stirred through the Lourdes experience will have the courage to follow-through and find real, authentic opportunities to continue their faith-deepening.  Perhaps they might even approach the Vocation Director to explore the possibility of a vocation  to priesthood or Religious Life?
May Our Lady of Lourdes give us many vocations in this diocese!

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Following a Plan of Life ... (and trying out a new app too!)

I wanted to see what this new (free) app was like and, in a matter of minutes (literally), I created something!  The app is called, simply, Adobe Voice.

This is what I prepared.

It's all pretty hilarious really ... but I can see how it could help with inviting people to reflect on God's call in their life.