Vocations Committee

As Christians and members of the Our Lady of Good Hope parish Vocations Committee, it is our duty to assist parishioners to discern their vocation and to follow God faithfully in it.  Whilst still discerning their vocation, individuals need to remain open to God’s will, including the possibility of celibacy, the religious life, and/or the priesthood.  Where their vocation has been found, they need to remain faithful to it even when it is difficult.  The members of the vocations committee are here to help and pray for parishioners to accomplish these things, as it is only by following God in our vocation and loving him in obedience that we can be truly happy and fulfilled.


Psalm 139
O Lord, you search me and you know me,
you know my resting and my rising,
you discern my purpose from afar.
You mark when I walk or lie down,
All my ways lie open to you.

Before ever a word is on my tongue,
You know it, O Lord, through and through.
If I take wings of the dawn
and dwell at the sea’s farthest end,
even there your hand would lead me,
your right hand would hold me fast.

For it was you who created my being,
knit me together in my mother’s womb,
I thank you for the wonder of my being,
for the wonders of all your creation.

Already you know my soul,
My body held no secret from you
when I was being fashioned in secret
and molded in the depths of the earth.

Hymn (can be sung to the tune of Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus)

In your mercy, Lord, you called me,
Taught my sinful heart and mind,
Else this world had still enthralled me,
And to glory kept me blind.

Lord, I did not freely choose you,
Till by grace you set me free;
For my heart would still refuse you
Had your love not chosen me.

Now my heart sets none above you,
For your grace alone I thirst,
Knowing well, that if I love you,
You, O Lord, have loved me first.

To establish contact with the Vocations Committee please in the first instance email your interest to vocations@olghfw.com providing your own contact details, and a member of the committee will contact you.

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