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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Holy Hour for Vocations

Holy Hour for Vocations

There will be a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration on the last Wednesday of every month from 7pm - 8pm in the Chapel at Hinsley Hall, Leeds, with an opportunity to chat informally with the Diocesan Vocations Service in the bar afterwards. All welcome, whether you are...

Meet our Seminarians – Marc Pitson

Meet our Seminarians – Marc Pitson

My Name is Marc Pitson and I am a seminarian for the Diocese of Leeds currently undertaking a pastoral placement in the Parish of St John Mary Vianney, Leeds. I’m originally from Hull, I moved to Leeds in 2011 to study Theology at Leeds Trinity University. It was...

Meet our Seminarians – Alex Noad

Meet our Seminarians – Alex Noad

Hello. My name is Alex Noad. I am a born and bred Leeds lad born in 1992 and training for the priesthood at St Mary’s College, Oscott. I am big Leeds United fan, a massive Batman nerd and a lover of music. My journey to this point has been quite a long and wavy road....

Meet our Seminarians – Stephen O’Hara

Meet our Seminarians – Stephen O’Hara

My earliest memory of considering whether I might possibly be being called by the Lord to the Priesthood was around the age of 13. It was at the funeral Mass of Fr Peter Ward that the first thought of Priesthood entered my mind, inspired by the great fraternity shown...

Meet Our Seminarians – Philip Thornley

Meet Our Seminarians – Philip Thornley

It was with some surprise that I arrived at the decision to request formation for the Priesthood at the age of 46. It’s not something that I thought I would do, having been convinced for many years that my vocation was to be a lay person giving my life to the Church....

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...