Vocations for Catholics in Portsmouth Diocese

 
 
 
My Lord God,
I have no idea where I am going
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
 
Nor do I really know myself,
And the fact that I think I am following
your will does not mean that I am
actually doing so.
 
But I believe that the desire to please
you does in fact please you.
And I hope that I have that desire in all
that I am doing.
And I know that if I do this, you
will lead me by the right road
though I may know nothing about it.
 
Therefore will I trust you always
though I may seem to be lost
and in the shadow of death, I will
not fear, for you are ever with me
and you will never leave me
to face my perils alone.
 
THOMAS MERTON
Celebrating
Preparing Myself
Offering Myself
Confirming my Personal Discernment
Discerning my Particular Vocation
Living a Christian Life
Called to Baptism
Come follow me

Come follow me

Jesus calls each of us to follow Him, along a variety of different paths. He continues to call men and women, young and old; rich and poor; labourers, professionals, students to serve him in a variety of different ways ...more »
Celebrating

Celebrating

I am ready now to celebrate God’s calling in a formal way. This is usually marked with a sacramental celebration and is a time of great joy for me and for the whole Church.... more »
Preparing Myself

Preparing Myself

I need to prepare myself to be ready to undertake this commitment. If I am planning to get married, my fiancé and I will need to speak to our parish priest to make bookings and talk through... more »
Offering Myself

Offering Myself

I’m ready now to offer myself to God through this vocation. In the context of a particular vocation to marriage, this is the "engagement".... more »
Confirming my Personal Discernment

Confirming my Personal Discernment

I want to ask the Church to help me discern my vocation so I speak to a priest or another person of faith whom I know/get on with/trust.... more »
Discerning my Particular Vocation

Discerning my Particular Vocation

I want to discern what "definite service" God has planned for me. I pray, asking the Lord what He has in mind for me and opening my heart to Him.... more »
Living a Christian Life

Living a Christian Life

I know God loves me and has called me by name. I know God wants me to live out my life in response to that call to holiness and my baptism... more »
Called to Baptism

Called to Baptism

I am not baptised (christened) but deep within me there is a sense that I am being drawn to something beyond myself and my present experience... more »
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