We begin Lent by living the words of Jesus immediately following his forty days in the wilderness . “The time has come and the kingdom of God is close at hand. Repent, and believe the Good News.” First Sunday of Lent, Year B, Mark 1:12-15 Lent is a time for us to repent, to change our hearts, to begin Read more →
From the Director
- Let us be tempted
- “If today you hear his voice harden not your hearts.”
Jesus’ teaching made a deep impression on those who listened to him as we hear in the Gospel reading for the 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Mark 1:21-28. Jesus is our teacher. He is the one we should listen to. We need to allow him to speak to our hearts. Men Read more →
- “Follow me and I will make you into fishers of men.”
There is something very inspiring about the call of Simon and Andrew, James and John. These two sets of brothers left everything to immediately follow Jesus. (Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, Mark 1:14-20) They demonstrated a wonderful sense of openness, generosity and willingness to leave everything behind and follow Jesus Read more →
- What do you want?
The second Sunday of Ordinary time has two excellent Scriptures for men who are discerning their vocation to read and pray with – the call of Samuel by the Lord (Samuel 3:3-10,19) and the call of St Peter in the Gospel of John 1:35-42. Jesus asks the two disciples of John the Read more →
- Nothing is impossible for God.
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 →
- 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 →
- Let us be tempted
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