A vocation is — a call from God
to love Him, and to serve Him
You have a vocation
You have an unique calling from our loving God to enter into a deeper relationship with Him, and to use your gifts and talents to give Him Glory, and to benefit your brothers and sisters.
All of us have a distinct call to make God known and loved in many different ways.
For many people, this call is lived out in the married or single state, being engaged in family and professional life, however for others that call is lived out in the service of God and His Church, through consecrated live as a religious or Ordained ministry.
Discerning that call is a means of exploring a loving relationship with a loving God, and to live personal freedom to its fullest extent. If you feel you may have a vocation to the consecrated life, or to Ordained Ministry as a Priest or Permanent Deacon, please feel welcome to contact the Vocations Director for the Diocese—Fr. Phillip Harries, who will be pleased to assist you as you make your journey of discernment, to discover what God is calling you to, and how you might benefit from prayerfully responding to that call.
The Mission of My Life
(Bl.John Henry Newman)
God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do good; I shall do His work. I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it if I do but keep His commandments. Therefore, I will trust Him, whatever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him, in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him. If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. He does nothing in vain. He knows what He is about. He may take away my friends. He may throw me among strangers. He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide my future from me. Still, He knows what He is about.