Life's Calling...

Your life has a great purpose. Do you know what that is?
We are here to help guide you on this journey.


Discerning a vocation
to the priesthood in the
Diocese of Plymouth

As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him.

Matthew 4: 18-22

God is Calling for you

Realizing your purpose – your vocation – is a process of spiritual awakening. It is the discovery of who God has made you to be, of the yearnings of your heart, and of the way you are called to give your life.

If you are wondering about your calling or purpose in life, you may be experiencing anxiety over all the unknowns in your future. But God knows, and we can help you find out too through discerning your vocation.

Your calling is a gift from God – a vocation. The word vocation comes from the Latin word ‘vocare’, which means to ‘call’. God is calling you, and if you respond, you will know a greater peace and joy than anything the world can give.

Welcome to the Office of Vocations, the Diocese of Plymouth.

We aim to provide guidance, support, and resources for men discerning whether God is calling them to the priesthood in the Diocese – the Priesthood Plymouth.

Discerning the call? We are here to support you with our prayers and with our work to help you discern as fully as possible. Please find here various resources from guidance for prayer, some introductory materials about the priesthood, and ways to take your discernment forward.

Want to support those who are discerning? Here you will find resources and guidance for you as well – some focus for prayer, how you can support and invite men to discern the call themselves, and other material to help become a part of the effort to ask the Lord to send priests to His Church in the South West.

Life’s Calling… We know the way.

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