The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878.

The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878.

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Meet our Seminarians – Deacon Yemane Aradom

Meet our Seminarians – Deacon Yemane Aradom

My name is Yemane Aradom. I was born in 1994 into a strong Christian family in a village called Emgerguer, Sudan and raised in Eritrea. I came to England as an asylum-seeker in 2014 after a long and tiring journey which took me eight months to reach England, from...

Curious about Religious Life? Holy Hour for Women

Curious about Religious Life? Holy Hour for Women

The Diocesan Vocations Service invite women who are discerning or curious about religious/consecrated life to join sisters from different orders who are resident in the Diocese for Holy Hour, refreshments and social chat. It is an opportunity to get to know some of...

Information Event on the Permanent Diaconate – By Zoom

Information Event on the Permanent Diaconate – By Zoom

On Wednesday 20th October 2021 at 8pm there will be an opportunity for those who feel you might have a calling to the Permanent Diaconate to find out more about this ministry. It will take place over Zoom and be facilitated by Deacon David Arblaster, Director of...

Diocesan Seminarians Celebrate St Ignatius with Bishop Marcus

Diocesan Seminarians Celebrate St Ignatius with Bishop Marcus

On the Feast of St Ignatius (31st July 2021) Bishop Marcus celebrated Holy Mass for our Diocesan seminarians, the young men who are currently exploring the possibility of a priestly calling and our three most recently ordained priests. It was a wonderful opportunity...

Global Rosary Relay – Prayer for Priests

Global Rosary Relay – Prayer for Priests

On this wonderful Solemnity of The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Vocations Service will be leading a Rosary at 7pm on Friday 11th June 2021 to pray for the Sanctification of Priests. The Rosary will be livestreamed on the Vocations Service Facebook page and can be...

Rejoice – God is Calling You!

Rejoice – God is Calling You!

‘Rejoice, so highly favoured! The Lord is with you.’ (Luke 1:28) On today’s great Solemnity of the Annunciation, the Church celebrates Mary’s ‘yes’ to the invitation from God to become the Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ. What a momentous occasion that freely given...

Online Rosary to Pray for Our Priests – 25th March 2021

Online Rosary to Pray for Our Priests – 25th March 2021

The World Priest Apostolate are hosting an online Zoom Rosary to pray for priests on Thursday 25th March 2021 at 5pm (UK time). It is an opportunity to join together with people from all over the world to pray the Luminous Mysteries for the sanctification of priests....

Do You Need a Vocation Guide? Let St Joseph Help You!

Do You Need a Vocation Guide? Let St Joseph Help You!

"…the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because she has conceived what is in her by the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son and you must name him Jesus, because he is...

Join the National Office for Vocation in 100 Days of Prayer

Join the National Office for Vocation in 100 Days of Prayer

The National Office for Vocation are currently running 100 Days of Prayer. Each Day pray with a different Saint of England and Wales by following the link below. The daily Prayer will also be posted up on the Leeds Diocesan Vocations Service Facebook Page. Throughout...