Sunday, December 09, 2012
Advent Vocations Retreat
This weekend seven young men joined us for our Advent Vocations Retreat. The retreat coincided with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception which we were able to celebrate in both liturgical and culinary splendour thanks to the presence of a couple of seminarians from St John's, Wonersh.
It is not the first retreat we have had here in Whitstable but it is the first time it has been a retreat exclusively for men considering their vocation. Next year we have a number of retreats and "Discovering Priesthood Days" scheduled. You can get their dates by visiting the Vocations Centre page on this blog.
All our retreats, seminars and other courses need to be booked in advance as space is very limited here. For more information please send me an email.
As it happens, I move from this Retreat to another one as I will drive over to St John's this evening to preach the Advent retreat to the seminarians who study there. The retreat ends on Thursday morning. Please keep it in your prayers - both and the students will need them! Friday is a day of preparation for the diaconate ordinations that will take place on Saturday. Two Southwark men are among the ordinandi: Samuel Davey and Thomas Lynch. I am sure they and their companions would appreciate a decade of the Rosary offered that they make good and holy priests.