Saturday, 21 March 2009
Please pray for the Second Year as we go off to Mount St Bernard's abbey in Leicestershire for a day's retreat, in preparation for lectorate (the ministry of reading and proclaiming Scripture). We will receive lectorate, God willing, in June.
Also, remember the kids from the various North Staffordshire schools who came on Monday for a football tournament, organised by the diocesan vocation's office. Pray that they will discern God's vocation for them. And pray finally for David Palmer, who I'm sure many of you will know has had his application for priesthood turned down by Rome (not because of anything he's done, but because, as he said, his circumstances are somewhat unique). It must be extremely hard for him at this time, having been here at Oscott for almost 2 years, so pray that he may be given direction about what to do next.