SINGAPORE – Vocation stories by priests are a new way of evangelization and are an effective means to reach out to the young, said a Philippines bishop.

Referring to the book, "Called and Chosen" (a compilation of 17 vocation stories of Singapore priests produced by Serra Club of Singapore), Bishop Grace Jesus Y. Varela commented that the priests in Singapore whose vocation stories were featured in the book had made a great contribution to society by stepping forth courageously to witness to their vocation.

He further encouraged all vocation promoters to make available to young Catholics copies of the book to awaken them to God’s calling.

Bishop Grace was speaking to about 200 participants at the recent 14th Serra International Asian Convention in Cebu, Philippines.

They were from various Serra Clubs in Asia gathered to learn from one another the various ways to promote vocations and to collaborate.

Serra Club of Singapore will host the 15th Serra International Asian Convention in 2010. The objectives of Serra Club of Singapore are to foster and promote vocations to the ordained priesthood in the Catholic Church.

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