"Dear young friends: only Jesus knows what “definite service” he has in mind for you. Be open to his voice resounding in the depths of your heart: ... he needs priests, good and holy priests, men who are willing to lay down their lives for their sheep. Ask our Lord what he has in mind for you! Ask him for the generosity to say “yes!” Do not be afraid to give yourself totally to Jesus. He will give you the grace you need to fulfil your vocation". Pope Benedict XVI, Hyde Park, September 2010
Those of you who have attended the New Year retreat for young adults in this parish will be familiar with Fr Stephen Wang who teaches theology at Allen Hall, the seminary for Westminster diocese. If Fr Stephen is at home talking to three hundred or so young people at New Year, a recent post on the Westminister diocesan website shows that he is equally at home talking to young men considering their vocation.
It is worth visiting the site (click here) to read Fr Stephen's four articles on discernment:
1. How do I know if God is calling me to be a priest?
2. What can I do to become clearer about my vocation?
3. Vocation: Different calls in the New Testament.