Under the new dispensation the Church of England is inviting all groups to flourish and grow and the Catholic Societies’ Vocations Initiative entitled here-i-am.org, not only represents an unprecedented working coalition of different Anglican Catholic Societies, but also a hugely successful piece of outreach that is challenging men of our constituency to think seriously about the possibility that they are being called to ministerial priesthood in the Church of England.
Starting on Friday 28th August 25 men (with ages ranging from 19 to 55,) will be coming together for 3 days at St Stephen’s House Oxford, to pray, consider and discern whether God may be calling them. Key note speakers include The Reverend Liz Boughton, Selection Secretary and National Advisor for Young Vocations at Ministry Division, Father Damien Feeney Catholic Evangelist for Wolverhampton, Bishop Norman Banks and Father Darren Smith (Additional Curates Society).
Father Smith would like to encourage everyone in the Catholic constituency to uphold these men in your prayers. Father Smith said “One of the encouraging signs for Anglican Catholics, is that in spite of the many challenges that face us God still continues to call priests to serve in our parishes”.