The story of the Annunciation (Fourth Sunday of Advent Year B, Luke 1:39-44) reminds us that nothing is impossible for God. This is a good fact for men discerning their vocation to remember and reflect on. God can perform wonderful miracles and make impossible things happen. We need to be open to this possibility and respond in the affirmative by Read more →
From the Director
- Nothing is impossible for God.
- Vocations Retreat.
This weekend the annual retreat for the Hamilton Diocese for men discerning their vocation is being held at Ngakuru. Please pray for these men as they discern their vocation, as we pray for an abundance of Priestly vocations for our diocese and for New Zealand. Kind regards and God bless Fr. Eamon Read more →
- Set ourselves apart like John the Baptist.
John the Baptist prepared the way for the Lord. Advent is a time for us to make space for Jesus in our busy lives. This would be the essence for a man discerning his vocation-to set himself apart like John the Baptist and to focus on what God’s special plan is for Read more →
- Stay awake.
Advent reminds us to be awake and ready for Jesus’ return. It is good to remind ourselves that Jesus’ Second Coming may happen unexpectedly so we need to be always ready and waiting for his return. (First Sunday of Advent Year B, Mark 13:33-37.) Men discerning their vocation need to be awake Read more →
- Let us be free to follow Jesus in our Vocation.
Zacchaeus may not have originally wanted to change his life and follow Jesus. Tuesday Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time Year II Luke 19:1-10. He may have only wanted to see Jesus, but he was curious and open to Jesus’ invitation. He happily accepted Jesus into his home. He was so moved that Read more →
- Use your Talent to give glory to God.
We all have talents which God has given each one of us. We use our talents to give God greater glory, particularly through our vocation. These are the gifts that we bring to our vocation. For example, some people are good with their hands while others are good at writing and some Read more →
- The Diaconate Ordination of Danny Fraser-Jones.
Recently the Diocese of Hamilton was very blessed to have the diaconate ordination of Danny Fraser-Jones, in the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin, in preparation for his Priestly ordination next year. Bishop Denis Brown said in his homily “that we need many more Dannys.” We need many more vocations for the Priesthood. Read more →
- Priestly Vocation Retreat 2014.
The annual Vocations Retreat for men aged 18 years and older is taking place from the 12th to 14th December at Ngakuru, a 35 minute drive from Rotorua. Men from all walks of life take the time to discern their vocation, and to determine whether God is calling them to the Priesthood Read more →
- Love God with all your heart.
We could easily spend the rest of our lives reflecting and putting into action the Gospel of Matthew 22:34-40, (Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A), which calls us to love God with all our heart, soul and mind, and our neighbour as ourselves. The continual challenge for us is how do Read more →
- Let Caesar not be in our way.
“..give back to Caesar what belongs to Caesar – and to God what belongs to God.” Matthew 22:15-21, Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary, Year A The challenge for men discerning their vocation is to make sure that their lives are totally focused on God and not on Caesar. Only then will they be Read more →
- Nothing is impossible for God.
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