Arundel & Brighton Vocations has been kept excitingly busy recently.
I am grateful to St Richard's Catholic College at Bexhill for an extremely warm welcome recently. I spoke to a gathering of about 300 young people who had voluntarily chosen to come and explore how God might be calling them to live their lives.
Thanks to the sterling efforts of Fr Simon Dray in promoting and resourcing the event, and to School Lay Chaplain, Katrina Avery for her energetic encouragement to both students and Vocation Director, the whole experience felt like a happy and blessed time. God was definitely at work in that room on that day at that time! Laus Deo!
Seminarian Joe Cook also provided a suitable reflective and inspirational contribution as part of the whole day/weekend. Thanks, Joe!
It has to be said that there were some technical issues due to the Vocaiton Director's use of Apple products and the schools use of different software and equipment - but we worked around that and the staff were absolutely FAB in provide in assistance, support and a thoroughly professional approach.
Many thanks to all who helped - and to the young people who were courageous enough to ask the Big Question.
The gathering was part of a whole weekend promoting and resourcing a culture of vocation in that part of the diocese.
Here's to the next time!
Fr Simon has written about the event below: