Thursday, October 11, 2012
Give Priests a Break!
It is good for priests to get away from parish ministry sometimes to spend some time together in friendship and support. This week the Vocations Centre was able to offer hospitality to four priests for just such an experience. Topics for conversation ranged from prayer, to parish life, to supporting fellow priests. Some reflection was also given to the Year of Faith and to ways of promoting and supporting vocations. There were times of prayer in the chapel and the opportunity to celebrate the Church's Liturgy together. During the day there was a chance to explore Whitstable and (since there is an 'r' in the month) to sample its famous oysters.
The Vocations Centre exists to support and to promote vocations. Giving those on the front-line a chance to get away and to exchange ideas seems an ideal way of increasing our awareness of our shared role in vocations ministry.