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Who? Me?


"Lord, I have heard you calling. Send me."


  • When people pray for vocations they are often hoping that someone else will answer the call. What about you? Have you considered that you may have a vocation to the diocesan priesthood?

  • Is prayer and worship an important and regular part of your life?

  • Would you like to express your love of God through a life of service to His people?

  • Have you found yourself thinking of becoming a priest?


If you can answer “YES” to these questions then why not explore further?


Speak to your Parish Priest or contact the Vocations Director for the Diocese of Motherwell.

Rev Brian Lamb
St. Joseph's R.C. Church
Mayberry Place
Blantyre, Glasgow

G72 9DA

Telephone: 01698 823896
Email: info@sjblantyre.org

Please visit the website of Priests for Scotland at www.priestsforscotland.org.uk


Rev James Grant
Holy Family R.C. Church
57 Hope Street
Mossend, Bellshill


Telephone: 01698 843165
Email: jamesa.grant@live.co.uk

Rev Deacon James Aitken

c/o St Francis Xavier's R.C. Church

Taylor Avenue

Carfin, Motherwell


Telephone: 01698 263308

Permanent Diaconate

If you are interested in becoming a Permanent Deacon, speak to your Parish Priest or contact the Vocations Director for the Diocese of Motherwell.

Please visit the website of Scottish Deacons at www.scottishdeacons.org.uk

What can you do?

You can also support vocations by:


  • Praying for priests and seminarians.

  • Encouraging people to consider the priesthood or religious life.

  • Talking to your own children/family about vocations.

  • Forming a group in your parish to promote and support vocations to the priesthood and religious life.


Prayer for Vocations

Lord, make me a better person
more considerate towards others,
more honest with myself,
more faithful to you.

Help me find my true vocation in life 
and grant that through it I
may find happiness myself and bring
happiness to others

Grant, Lord that those whom you 
call to enter the priesthood or the religious life
may have the generosity to answer your call,
so that those who need your help
may always find it.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.


Contact us:

Tel: 01698 842709

Email: sacredheartbellshill@rcdom.org.uk

Parish Priest: Rev. Stuart Parkes

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