On this World Day of Prayer for Vocations, let us join in prayer and ask the Lord to help us discover His plan of love for our lives, and to grant us the courage to walk the path that, from the beginning, he has chosen for each of us. Every vocation is a summons not to stand on the shore, net in hands, but to follow Jesus, for our own happiness and for the good of those around us. Are you discerning a vocation as priest, deacon, sister or brother? To explore further, contact Fr John Cooke: vocations@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk or call 01329 318 869 Today our second collection is for the Clergy Training Fund. The cost of training a student is £20K-£25K a year and we are lucky enough to have 12 students for the priesthood—please be generous.

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