Vocation Sunday coming up on Sunday, 12th May

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On the Sunday between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost – Sunday, 12th May – clergy and lay readers are being encouraged to set aside some time in their services to consider the call of God in our lives, and to ask parishioners whether this means a step forward for them into a particular form of ministry.

Vocation Sunday is an annual initiative from the Commission on Ministry to encourage conversations and discussions about vocation and ministry.  Anyone with an interest in exploring a vocation to ordained ministry is encouraged to speak with their rector in the first instance.

A range of resources for services is available at www.vocations.ireland.anglican.org – this includes the It’s Your Call video (just over 6 minutes in length), articles on pathways to ordination, lay ministry, Pioneer Ministry, and understanding selection, and five posters for parishes to encourage people to think about the role to which God may be calling them.  Parishes are welcome to choose another date at their discretion if this would be more convenient.