Parish Vocation Plan
Some parishes in the diocese support the work of the Vocations Office by developing a ‘parish vocation plan’. The plan can be tailored to the specific needs of each parish and has the following elements:
- Ensure a prayer for vocations forms part of the General Intercessions at Sunday Mass.
- Promote the Invisible Monastery
- Seek the prayers of the sick and housebound
- Use the Mass for Priestly Vocations in the Missal (p.1319)
- Offer Holy Hours for Vocations
- Advertise & Invite
- Ensure retreats and discernment opportunities are mentioned in the notices at Mass.
- Encourage people to take the Vocations Newsletter
- Personally invite young men to attend vocation events.
- Invite the Vocations Director to celebrate Mass and preach about vocations.
- Adopt a Seminarian
- Ensure your parish is taking part in the ‘Adopt a Seminarian’ scheme.
- Invite the Seminarian to speak at Sunday Masses.
Please download and print these general intercessions leaflets for parish use: