Archbishop Launches melbournepriest.com
Father Nicholas Pearce, Assistant Vocations Director
tudents gathered from across Melbourne last week for the Annual Archbishop’s Conversation with Student Leaders hosted by the Archdiocesan Office for Youth. Archbishop Hart used the opportunity to launch the newly updated melbournepriest.com
Seminary Nears Capacity in 2015…. No Reason to be complacent.
Fr David Cartwright, Vocations Director
he beginning of the seminary year was a time of great rejoicing for the Church in Melbourne. On Sunday Feb 15 we welcomed 12 new men who began their studies for the Archdiocese of Melbourne. Together with another 5 students for other dioceses making a group of 17, this is the highest number of new seminarians for many years.
Evangelium Summer School
2nd Year Seminarian, Corpus Christi CollegeA
cross the Australia Day weekend, Corpus Christi College (CCC) hosted the annual Evangelium Summer School. More than 80 young people from across Australia came together to take a swift journey through the two thousand year history of the Catholic Church. Participants heard from many great speakers through lectures and workshops, participated in daily liturgies and prayer and had time to socialise over meals and each night at the always popular Evangelium Scholars Lounge.
Finding the Way
FR NICHOLAS PEARCE
Assistant Vocations Director F
inding the Way forward in life, especially for young people as they end their schooling and start university is one of biggest challenges they will face.
“The end of another seminary year”
FR THINH NGUYEN
Assistant Vocations Director
he end of a seminary year often brings a mix of feelings as students and staff are looking forward to a break and, in the case of non-Melbourne students at Corpus Christi College, a desire to get back to their home diocese.
Lest we Forget
REV NICHOLAS PEARCE
Assistant Vocations DirectorT
he month of November is for the church, and for society in general, a time in which we pause and remember those who have gone before us. It gives us cause to reflect also on our own lives, and on our progress towards our place in the heavenly kingdom. On the feast of All Saints day, the Church’s liturgy reminds us of those whose exemplary lives stand for us as beacons of hope—hope for what can be achieved with God’s grace in an often turbulent world.
Quo Vadis? Reflection Evenings for Young Men.
A Quo Vadis? ParticipantQ
uo Vadis? is the Archdiocesan vocations discernment gathering of young men who feel that they may have a priestly or religious calling. I have been attending this for about a year now and meeting with like-minded men who are gathered to try to figure out what God is calling us to do with our lives has really helped me in my discernment. Quo Vadis? meets every month and we have Adoration with the opportunity for Confession and attend Mass. After this, we have a meal and discuss the current chapter of a book we are analysing or listen to what a guest speaker might have to say about vocations.