28th Week Year B

28th Sunday year B

Mark’s Gospel today of Jesus’ encounter with the man seeking eternal life is essentially a vocation call (Mark 10:17-30). It is the only story in Mark in which the individual called responds not by following, but by going away. God has never stopped calling men to the priesthood, it is men that have stopped responding or as the man in today’s Gospel men are responding by walking away.


As Jesus looked at the rich young man, he looks at each one of us with love. He is reminding us to do “one thing more.” We have to allow his loving gaze to penetrate us to the core, and unlike the young man we must open ourselves to transform our lives, upset our values and rearrange our priorities. When we do this we will discover our vocation, if you feel that God may be calling you to priesthood contact one of the team who will be able to help you discover your vocation.

Vocations Director:

Fr Darren Carden
St Clare's Presbytery
Sharoe Green Lane North
Fulwood, Preston PR2 9HH

Telephone: (01772) 719604
Mobile/SMS text: 07552 795060

Assistant Vocations Director:
Fr John Millar
The Rectory
Warwick Square
Carlisle CA1 1LB

Telephone: (01228) 521509