Friday, October 21, 2011

Schools Vocation Project

Pupils at Catholic primary schools in the diocese of Southwark are being invited to find out about what it means to be called to be a priest or a religious sister.

In a special project, they will talk to priests and nuns, and also study the lives of Blessed John Paul II and Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Schools are inviting priests and sisters to come in and talk to the children and answer their questions.

There are prizes to be won – personal book prizes for the children and cash prizes for the schools, and all taking part will receive commemorative religious medals.

The  project, run by Southwark Vocations, is designed to help children understand what it means to be at the service of the Church as a priest or a Sister, to share in the experience of the first Apostles and all those who have served the Church in this way at different times and places, down to the present day.

The children will write essays and produce artwork, and the deadline for entries is December 15th. For more information contact the Vocations Office.

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