Beyond our greatest dreams! That is how Vocations Day shaped up on November 7. People from all over the diocese came to hear about God’s call to a vocation of ordained ministry in the Church, and what the path to ordination looks like. The organizers had hoped for a dozen or so interested people, and were amazed (and still are) when 40 attended. Together with 25 enquirers, 15 other clergy came to present the material and support the enquirers.
The highlight of the day was the presentation by six panelists who told of their own calls and their “nuggets of wisdom” for the enquirers. Vocations Day shows the immense enthusiasm for ministry, and the hope and promise for a strong and healthy church in our diocese.
Photos – both are of Bishop Skelton presenting the qualities that the diocese looks for in those seeking ordination.