Invocation 2012

07/07/2012 9:33 am

Outside St Mary's Oscott at the Invocation weekend

6 - 8 July 2012

Invocation 2012 is a national discernment festival for young adults. The festival is taking place in the grounds of St Mary’s College, Oscott in the Archdiocese of Birmingham from Friday 6 July to Sunday 8 July 2012.

This weekend event is aimed at young men and women aged 16-35, who are looking to deepen their relationship with Christ and who are searching for the knowledge and tools to develop their own personal formation, discernment and understanding of God’s will for their lives. For some this may mean being open to the possibility of a vocation to the priesthood or religious life.

Fellowship, Catechesis, Confession and Adoration

The event will provide “Fellowship, Catechesis, Confession and Adoration” with time for prayer, quiet reflection, and discernment through keynote speakers, interactive workshops and life-changing services - above all the opportunity to encounter the Lord.

The National Office for Vocation is looking to offer attendees the time and space to enjoy conversation accompanied by inspiring priests and religious who will journey with them sharing their wealth of experience and providing witness to their lives and vocation. 

This year Invocation 2012 is one of the locations selected by the Catholic Church in England and Wales to be visited by the “Heart of St Jean Vianney” on its spiritual journey throughout the UK.

There will be time for private veneration, prayer and discernment during the festival. The relic will be accompanied by the Rt Rev Guy Bagnard, Bishop of Belley-Ars, France, and two priests of his diocese.


You can follow Invocation 2012 on the official website.


Invocation: Podcast #1

The Papal Preacher Fr Raniero Cantalamessa and Fr Paul Moss talk about the Invocation 2012 weekend in Birmingham.   invocation-podcast-mar12.mp3 5.59 MB

Invocation: Podcast #2

In this second Invocation podcast, Sr Catherine Holum CFR shares her story from Olympic speed skater to Franciscan Sister.   invocation-podcast-april-2012.mp3 4.28 MB

Invocation: Podcast #3

The penultimate Invocation 2012 podcast. Here Fr Robert Barron from Word on Fire Catholic Ministries tells his vocation story.   invocation-podcast-may-2012.mp3 4.08 MB

Invocation: Podcast #4

In this, the final Invocation 2012 podcast, Paschal Uche, the 22-year-old East Londoner who greeted the Holy Father on behalf of the Catholic young people of England and Wales, gives us his reflection on vocation.   invocation-podcast-june-2012.mp3 2.81 MB