God Calls

Contact
information

Office/person in charge:
Sr. Elaine Penrice fsp - National Office for Vocation

Address:
Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales 39 Eccleston Square, London. SW1V 1BX

Email address:
enquiries@ukvocation.org

Website/social media:

God Calls it’s a phone app for Apple and Android to help people listen to God in their daily lives. The app helps people read the daily readings of the Catholic church, with questions to help people reflect, space for journaling and saints to learn from each week. The app also provides information about Catholic information websites and local discernment events for those considering their vocation, and it is aimed at young adults.

What is it?

What is this initiative about?

God Calls it’s a phone app for Apple and Android to help people listen to God in their daily lives. The app helps people read the daily readings of the Catholic church, with questions to help people reflect, space for journaling and saints to learn from each week. The app also provides information about Catholic information websites and local discernment events for those considering their vocation, and it is aimed at young adults.

How does it help?

In what way does this initiative enhance the formation of the laity?

It helps people by being a daily reminder of the importance of building a relationship with God through prayer and meditation on the sacred scriptures.

Why is it important?

Why is this initiative important for the training and advancement of the laity in your country?

This is important because it encourages young adults to reflect on their faith and make it a part of their daily life.

How did it start

How was this initiative developed?

It was a resource project of the National Office for Vocation of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

Benefits

Does it benefit the laity on a national or local level?

The God Calls app, helps discerners reflect on scripture, journal, learn and pray, as well as allows them to feel a part of a wider Catholic community and offers them opportunities to come together with like-minded peers to build friendships and supportive communities.

Means and funding

Who funds the initiative? What is needed to launch this initiative?

The app was funded mostly by private donations. The app can be modified to suit other countries and the developer is willing to work with other ecclesial institutions in order for this to be made available to as many people as possible.

Learn more

Where can people learn more about this initiative?

Contact the National Office for Vocation at enquiries@ukvocation.org

Countries involved

Does this initiative exist in other countries?

How to start?

How can this initiative be implemented in other countries?