Would you like to support our future priests?
The twenty-fifth of April is Good Shepherd Sunday. It is also known as Vocations Sunday as it is the day we pray for priests and for vocations to the priesthood and we make the annual collection for the Priest Training Fund. This fund pays for the priestly formation of men for the Catholic priesthood. This fund also supports the ongoing enrichment and formation of our ordained priests.
We currently have 43 men in formation at Allen Hall, including 19 for Westminster Diocese. Another two are pursuing their studies in Rome. To form and educate a new priest costs £25,000 per year: that’s around £150,000 over the total course of training.
Your generous donation helps ensure we can support these men who are called to be like Christ the Good Shepherd. Donation leaflets will be available in the back of the church. Please take one home, read the information, and bring it back next with your donation. Please continue to pray for vocations and for our priests.
New vocations video
In this video, diocesan seekers, seminarians and priests share their experience of hearing God’s call to follow their vocation to the priesthood.