Friday, September 29, 2006

Vocations Committee

This afternoon we had a very useful meeting of the diocesan Vocations Committee. It gave us a chance to look back at some of the activities we've been involved in over the last few months and also to consider where we should focus our energies this year.
There was general agreement that the opportunity we offered for young people (under 18s) to come together was a good idea and one that should be developed further. "Summertime", the annual summer camp for altar servers had shown that we have a good number of young lads open to the idea of priesthood. What we hope to offer is a one-day event each term, if possible hosted by one of the area bishops.
Another success was the week together at Woldingham for our Seekers and Seminarians. This had been really successful and the participants themselves were keen that it should be repeated so we've booked the same week next year.
The Seekers' Meetings will, of course, resume and there will also be the Christmas event for Seekers and Seminarians. We will be contacting the priests of the diocese, through the deans, inviting them to participate in the Campaign of Prayer for vocations through parish Holy Hours.
I'm keen to open up the discussion. Do you have any good ideas about how we might promote priesthood here in Southwark? Why not leave a comment on this blog? We'd be grateful!

No comments: