This group is for anyone who may be considering a vocation, or at least wanting to spend some time discerning God’s will for their life.
We start with friendship and fellowship by sharing a meal. Then, during the evening we have some kind of relevant input, talk & discussion regard vocation – this could be from the Vocation Promotion team, or a member of a Religious Community or a current Seminarian. We spend a period of prayer in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
The Seeker Group meets on the first Friday of every month from 7-9pm. All are welcome to join us at Sacred Heart Church Fareham, PO16 ONQ.
Here are some useful links for your discernment journey.
Ordained & Religious Life
The seminaries that the seminarians of the Portsmouth Diocese study at are:
St. Mary's, Oscott, Birmingham: www.oscott.net
(Their Frequently Asked Questions page is particularly helpful!)
Allen Hall, Chelsea, London: www.allenhall.org.uk
The Royal English College of St. Alban in Valladolid, Spain: www.sanalbano.org
The Venerable English College, Rome:
The Pontifical Beda College, Rome:
Marriage & Family Life
Visit the Marriage and Family Life page of the Portsmouth Diocese website.
Or see the Bishops' Conference of England & Wales site www.catholicfamily.org.uk
See the National Office of Vocations site for more information on the various states of life and discernment.
For more details about the Religious Orders and Communities in the UK see the UK Religious Life site.
See this site for information about Secular Institutes.
For a great discernment app, check out God Calls.
And Pray As You Go for daily prayer.