|Canon Tom and parishioners in prayer for vocations|
Saturday, 10 August 2013
Weybridge Prayer Vigil for Vocations
"Anyone roaming the streets of Weybridge in the early hours recently would have been puzzled at the comings and goings at Christ the Prince of Peace. The parish held an all-night vigil before the Blessed Sacrament with our focus on vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
Things got underway with Mass at 8.00pm on Friday evening followed by Exposition. Thereafter a rota of parishioners watched before the holy eucharist throughout the night. As well as those scheduled to take their turn many others joined in for various intervals - overall a great turn out by parishioners and a real commitment to the need to encourage vocations. The vigil ended with Mass at 8.00am on the Saturday.
In a recent A & B News article the Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr Terry Martin, urged us all to pray especially for those undergoing preparation for the priesthood. This was Weybridge Parish's response, inspired by our Parish Priest Canon Tom Treherne, and we shall strive to continue our efforts, especially during this Year of Faith."
Any other parishes planning the same thing?