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Vocation in Church and World

On 6th March we turn to the priority of Vocation in Church and World.  One of the great teachings of the Second Vatican Council is that all of us have a vocation, be it to marriage and family, to be a priest or deacon, to the consecrated life, as a lay apostle.  And following our vocation has an impact on the world around us.  In this joint lecture      Mr Martin Rainsford, Headteacher of Douay Martyrs School, Ickenham and  Fr Paul O'Reilly, SJ, a priest who works as a doctor, reflect on the nature ofvocation for them inthe midst of our world.  How can Catholics preach the good news and heal the sick in ways that are faithful to their vocation and so serve secular society? 

Adult Formation Summary


Pope John Paul II wrote that the 'formation and enrichment' of all members of the Church will enable 'the proclamation of Christ to reach people, mould communities, and have a deep and incisive influence in bringing Gospel values to bear in society and culture.'