Vocation comes from a Latin word meaning “calling”. Usually when we hear the word vocation, we think of the priesthood or other religious orders. However, every single person in the Church is called by God to love and serve him. For most of us, vocation will involve working within the Church as a lay person. However, you may feel called to a more specific vocation, such as being a priest or deacon or joining a religious order.

For information on specific vocations, please see the websites suggested below or call the

Salesian vocations

Diocese of Shrewsbury - vocations