A vocations initiative in Galloway Diocese, entitled “ Being Church” was held on the afternoon of Sunday 13th November in St Joseph’s Academy , Kilmarnock. Its purpose was to allow Diocesan groups to reflect on how they are already being church in the way they minister to their communities and the Diocese and to display this visually through a series of stalls.
The SSVP Galloway display explained the origins and history of the Society as well as the broad scope of its work. Materials on the stall ranged from copies of the Ozanam News. Rule of the Society, Spiritual Readings, prayer books, a Life Worth Sharing, to letters, Project Reports, Christmas cards and photos from Twin Conferences, as well as take away material on the Society, its work and an invitation to join with us in the work. Importantly, members were able to share their personal experience of their Vincentian vocation. The display and stall attracted a great deal of positive interest. Finally, there was an opportunity for us all to come together and pray for vocations to the priesthood in Galloway.
Colin Mulhern, president Our Lady of Mount Carmel conference, Kilmarnock in action.