'God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life. For this reason, at every time and in every place, God draws close to man. He calls man to seek him, to know him, to love him with all his strength. He calls together all men, scattered and divided by sin, into the unity of his family, the Church.'
Catechism of the Catholic Church
God calls each of us closer to himself throughout our lives. On this page you can find teams who are helping others on this journey and who are serving God in extraordinary ways.
Your vocation is what God calls you to do with your life. Everybody is called by God to know, love and serve him. Our Vocations team is here to help people to discern what this calling is for them.
Marriage & Family Life
The Marriage & Family Life team is committed to supporting marriages in the diocese. A big part of this is running marriage preparation courses, and supporting couples after the big day.
Called & Gifted
Called & Gifted is an amazing course designed to help you to discover what gifts God has given you. Through helping people to understand their gifts better, the Called & Gifted team is helping to rasie up lay leaders in the Church.
There is loads going on for young people in our diocese! Whether it be National Youth Sunday, our Lourdes pilgrimage or our support for confirmation courses and altar servers - we are investing in the faith of the next generation.
Those ordained as permanent deacons have a ministry in today’s Church that is far reaching. Working under their bishop and alongside the parish priest, they serve the Church through the celebration of baptism and marriage, by preaching and by helping the most vulnerable members of the community.
The Spiritual Formation Team aims to inspire and teach people to pray, in order to help people to develop and deepen a personal, passionate relationship with Jesus Christ. They offer a large network of qualified Spiritual Directors and Retreat Leaders (lay, religious and ordained) to accompany people on their spiritual journeys.
Formation for Mission
We want to help you to understand your own faith deeply, so that you can grow in your relationship with Jesus and can bring Him to others. Our Formation for Mission team is made up entirely of volunteers who are passionate about catechesis, teaching others about our beautiful faith.
'The priesthood is the love of the heart of Jesus. When you see a priest, think of our Lord Jesus Christ.' St. Jean Vianney
We love our priests! We are blessed to have so many good and holy priests who have guided so many others to closer Jesus. Please continue to pray for them and for vocations to the priesthood.