Good Shepherd Sunday

Wednesday 17th April 2024

This weekend, we celebrate Good Shepherd Sunday and to mark this year in a special way, we’re delighted to share with you a special newsletter from our diocesan vocations team. 

Entitled, “Called”, this newsletter will provide an opportunity for us to keep you informed of some of the latest developments happening across the diocese in terms of vocations to the priesthood and the permanent diaconate.

In 1964, Pope Paul VI, launched Vocations Sunday, which we celebrate on the fourth Sunday of Easter, also called Good Shepherd Sunday. This year it is on the 21 April 2024, which marks the 61st Anniversary of World Day of Prayer for Vocations.​

As Catholics and people of God, we all know that God is calling us and has a plan for each of us. He called each of us by name through our Baptism to holiness. He continues to call and cry out to us each day to be his disciples, some to the married life, some to the priesthood, some to religious life or to live as kind single people. Everybody is called! What is God calling you to?​

This Sunday’s Gospel invites us to think particularly about vocations to the priesthood and the permanent diaconate, as we hear Jesus describing himself as “the Good Shepherd” who “lays his life down for his sheep”. (John 10: 11-18).

As such, we are delighted to share with you all the latest development regarding vocations to these two ministries in our first newsletter for diocesan vocations.

Please click here to read a copy of the newsletter now.

Along with the whole Church, let us pray for vocations today. Let us take time to stir the hearts and minds of the people around us to think about the topic of Vocation.



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