Good Shepherd Vocations Network spreads the word

Bathurst GSVN members travelled to Mudgee recently to speak at a parish meeting about their vocation group. We joined Mudgee and Gulgong parishioners for Evening Prayer in the beautiful church of St. Mary of the Presentation.

A meeting followed where the Bathurst members spoke about the formation of their group, with the aim of a Diocesan Network to pray for vocations and support our Bishop, priests and seminarians.

Afterwards there was a social gathering where parishioners were able to talk informally and discuss possibilities of other parish groups forming. Bathurst GSVN would like to thank Fr Garry and Fr Greg for the invitation to visit. We are particularly grateful for the warm welcome received at Mudgee.

The aim of the Good Shepherd Vocations Network is to promote priestly, religious and lay vocations, by providing a seed ground of prayer and holiness within the local parish and in our daily activities.

It is in the offering of our daily commitment to prayer and community that our intentions for vocations are heard and we are able to offer direct and special support and encouragement to our priests and seminarians.

The group meets on the first Monday of the month in the Cathedral parish centre at 6.15pm. Bathurst parishioners join members in praying the Evening Prayer of the Church (Vespers) each Friday at 5.30pm in the Cathedral.

Everyone is most welcome to come and pray for vocations for the Diocese.

Kath Bellamy

(The Good Shepherd Vocations Network icon was crafted by Romanian artist Anca Demenescu, who also painted the icons for the recent covenant signing between the Anglican and Catholic Dioceses of Bathurst)

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