Parishioners will pray for people called to lead churches at special services across Wales on May 20.
Ministry and Calling Sunday focuses on people thinking about becoming or training to be priests in the Church in Wales. The day is part of a wider drive by the church to seek out its next generation of leaders.
The services will have prayers and readings themed around ministry and people will be invited to think about whether they, or anyone they know, may have a vocation to be a priest.
The Bishop of St Asaph, Gregory Cameron, who leads the Church’s vocations strategy called Here I Am, Send Me, will be at a service at St Margaret’s Church, Wrexham.
He said, “Every human being finds fullness of life in doing what God has made that person to do. Ministry and Calling Sunday seeks to put the question to everyone ‘What did God make you to achieve in life?’ In particular, the Church wants to discover those whose gifts and calling are to lead the Church in the future – and that leadership could come from the most surprising directions, so we want to cast the net as widely as possible.”
People can find out more about vocation and serving the church online at the Church’s Vocation Wales website. It includes video clips of people describing times in their lives when they valued the ministry of a priest and new leaflets which can be downloaded, about all aspects of ministry.
The website address is: www.vocationwales.org.uk
For more information, please contact
Anna Morrell, Archbishop’s Media Officer
Church in Wales
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Cardiff CF11 9XF
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