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Vocations Stories

Msgr. Kevin Hale, Vicar General for the diocese of Brentwood share his thoughts on priesthood and gives us a glimpse of his own journey to holy orders.

Fr. Graham Smith, Parish Priest of the Catholic parishes of Sacred Heart in Southend and St. John Fisher in Prittlewell, Vocations and promoter for the cause of the canonisation of Fr. Thomas Byles shares his vocation story .

The Rev. Canon John Harvey, Parish Priest of St. Edmunds Catholic Church in Loughton shares his vocation story .

Fr. Dan Mason, Parish priest of The Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Billericay Essex and National Chaplain to the travelling community shares his journey to the priesthood

Paschal Uche, a 5th year student at Scott seminary in Birmingham for the diocese of Brentwood shares his vocation story.

Fr. Tom Jordan, parish priest of St. Edward the Confessor in Romford, shares his vocation story.

Fr. Maurice Gordon, St Alban in Elm Park

Canon Brian O’Shea BA(Hons), MA(Dist), St Thomas of Canterbury in Grays

Gary Dench explains how he felt called to be a priest

Fr. Philip Denton in the centenary year of the diocese shares his unique story of how he became a priest.

Michael Barwick, a seminarian for the diocese of Brentwood, shares his love for Our Lady and how she directed him towards giving himself to train as a priest.

Rev Stephen Morrison O Praem of the Norbertine community in Chelmsford, Essex shares his vocations story.

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Saint of the Day

  • St. Agatha

    St. Agatha Feast date: Feb 05 Although we have evidece that Agatha was venerated at least as far back as the sixth century, the only facts we have about her are that she was born in Sicily and died there a martyr.In the legend of her life, we are told that she belonged to a rich, important family. When she was young, she dedicated her life to God and […]

  • Feb. 5 Memorial of St. Agatha, Virgin and Martyr, Memorial

    The Church celebrates the Memorial of St. Agatha (d. 250), who died in defense of her purity, in Catania, Sicily. After Quintanus, the governor of Sicily, tried in vain to force her to consent to sin, she was imprisoned for a month with an evil woman. He then turned from sensuality to cruelty and had her breasts cut off; but that night Agatha was healed by St. Peter. She was then rolled over […]