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“Ask God, ‘What do you want from me?’ - and allow God to answer you.”

– Pope Francis

We encourage everyone to respond to the call God has for them – not just priesthood and religious life, but also diaconate, married life and apostolic celibacy. God has a unique plan for everyone's life. We are here to help you discover, discern and embrace the personal vocation God has for your life.​ Saying ‘yes’ to God’s call is the key to renewing the Church and to living a fulfilled life.

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Praised be Jesus Christ!

 

My name is Fr. Michael Dolman and it is my privilege to serve as the Vocations Director for the Archdiocese of Birmingham. The Vocations Office works to promote the Culture of Vocation in our parishes and schools: encouraging every person to recognise and respond to the call of Jesus Christ in their lives. Pope Francis says, “Christ is alive and he wants you to be alive!”. In our relationship with Jesus we embark upon the great adventure of life in which we discover the freedom of holiness and so commit to the personal vocation God desires for us. 

 

One of the significant aspects of my work is the accompaniment of those men who are considering the possibility of a vocation to the priesthood. It is inspiring to meet with men of different ages who are seeking to respond with courage and generosity to the call of Jesus. It is exciting to see how, little by little, this work of discernment comes to bear fruit: sometimes a vocation to the priesthood is acknowledged and embraced and at other times another important vocation is discovered. 

 

If you have any questions or you would like to explore your vocation within the Church, please do not hesitate to call or email me. Please be encouraged by the many prayers offered for vocations across the Archdiocese each day. May the Lord Jesus Christ and our Blessed Mother Mary grant you wisdom to discern your call. I look forward to meeting you and supporting you on this important journey.

Fr. Michael Dolman

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“If you are what you should be, you will set the world on fire.” 

- St. Catherine of Siena

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