Welcome to our vocations page. This page is designed to help you discern the path God has chosen for you.
What is a Vocation?
In the simplest terms, 'vocation' means a 'call'. So, in general terms your vocation is what God calls you to do with your life.
Everyone is called by God to know, love and serve him. The difference is how each one does this.
Pope St John Paul II reminded us that ‘Love is the fundamental and innate vocation of every human being.’ This innate vocation grows in the life of the Christian who ‘walks in the path of a living faith which arouses hope and works through charity.’ As they walk in this path, people hear God calling them into discipleship, a living relationship with the person of Christ, a call that has three dimensions:
The universal call to holiness: God the Father calls people to listen to his Son, to be baptised in the Holy Spirit and to live as disciples of Christ.
The call to a way of life: a Christian disciple expresses their faith, hope and love through living as a consecrated person, an ordained minister or a lay person, in the married or single state.
The call to work: God calls people to many different kinds of work, ranging from paid work to care of family members. Work on its own does not give meaning to life however; it is human beings who make work meaningful. ‘Work constitutes one of the fundamental dimensions of a person’s earthly existence and of their vocation.’
Discovering and ultimately following your vocation gives the greatest glory and praise to our Creator. It is what we were meant to do.
'Take up your cross and follow me' (Mark 8:34).
The information for the vocation pages has been taken from ukvocation.org