Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Answering God's Call

Earlier this week a new publication was launched by the Bishops' Conference. Designed for those who are interested in the priesthood, the book provides a description of a priest's life and vocation, alongside practical information about how to apply for the priesthood. It includes a foreword by Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster and Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh. The initial print run is 10,000 copies, and the publication will be available from every Catholic high school, university chaplaincy and diocese in the UK.

Archbishop Nichols (centre) was at the launch of the book. The text - based on an earlier work by Bishop Michael Evans of East Anglia, has been revised by Fr Paul Embery, formerly national co-ordinator of the Vocations Service. Fr Paul (seen far right on the picture here) is now Chancellor of the Lancaster Diocese and Parish Priest of Holy Trinity and St George, Kendal. You can find out more about the new publication, which is called "The Catholic Priest - answering God's call", on the Bishops' Conference website, here.