HELping you to promote vocations in your parish
The following resources are available to download, or for more information, please contact Chris Smith at the Vocations Office.
Click the image to download electronic copies of the following leaflets:
+ Invisible Monastery
+ Change the World: Consider Priesthood
+ A Sacred Moment: How to speak with a young about priesthood.
+ Vocation mythbusters for parents
+ You only live once: Be Holy
Other resources for your parish...
One of the most important things that parishes can do when promoting vocations, is to pray. Each day of the month, we encourage you to pray for either one of our seminarians, or men in formation for the Permanent Diaconate. Copies of our Prayer card, is available in most parishes within the Archdiocese, or from the Vocations Office.
Please contact us for more information.
Parish Vocations Teams...
The Diocesan Vocations Office encourages each parish to have a vocations team. Everyone in the Church shares in the responsibility for promoting vocation. This is especially true of the lay faithful who “each with his or her own resources and style, have great importance in the pastoral work of promoting priestly vocations” and in encouraging and developing a culture of vocation within their own deanery communities.
For more information please visit the page dedicated to this.
In your school...
In response to the diocesan document entitled “Called to Serve” and the ongoing collaboration between the vocations office, RE Department, Schools Commission and schools a unique online learning environment was created for teachers.
This VLE provides an array of information, multimedia resources and lesson plans to aid educators in meeting the challenges of developing a culture of vocation within the curriculum, ethos and school community generally.
Click here to visit the national virtual learning environment developed for Catholic schools by the Archdiocese of Birmingham
The VLE can be found at the following web address:
To enter the new VLE you will need a username and password. Click here to get one.