The Priesthood

Canon Gerard Flynn

Vocations Director

As Vocations Director, Canon Flynn is responsible for those who are enquiring about the priestly vocation, and for those men who are currently training for the priesthood.

Father John Cooke

Vocations Promoter

As Vocations Promoter, Fr John is on-hand to meet and talk with those making their first enquiries, and encourage anyone thinking about the priesthood to come forward.

The Vocation to

the Priesthood

The overall mission of a priest is to stand in the presence of the local community as the 'Icon of Christ', serving their particular needs and proclaiming the Gospel. Those called to the priesthood are usually attracted to the vocation through a desire to serve the People of God in the local parish, especially in and through the Holy Eucharist and Sacraments. If you are interested in the priesthood, here are some steps you can take.

'The priest continues the work of redemption on earth ... the priest is the love of the heart of Jesus.'

St Jean Vianney

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