Tag Archives: Vocations

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan welcomes Pope Francis’ message for Vocations Sunday

Mass to be broadcast this Sunday on RTÉ television and radio “I encourage the faithful to read the Holy Father’s message and to pray for vocations, synodality and harmony in our Church.” – Bishop Cullinan The 2022 World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be celebrated this Sunday, 8 May.  Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop of […]

Homily of Bishop Martin Drennan at ordination of Rev John O’Halloran and Rev Michael King for the Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora

“There is no doubt that genuine service brings its own joy, but it costs. Every diocese has difficult appointments that demand courage and immense patience. The needs we have to be successful, to be liked, to avoid criticism, to be noticed, are often not met. There are many who would gladly serve God in an […]

Seventeen new seminarians to commence priesthood studies at Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth

  “Let us pray that others will hear the voice of the Holy Spirit and that they may also consider a vocation to the priesthood” – Monsignor Connolly Yesterday Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth welcomed seventeen new seminarians who have commenced their formation for the priesthood at the National Seminary.  At the conclusion of the Introductory […]

Homily of Bishop Donal McKeown for Ordination Mass for Rev Sean O’Donnell

St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry 14 June 2015 One of the great advantages of having the Liturgy celebrated in English has been the exposure of us all to the riches of the scripture readings in our native tongues. Over the three year cycle, we now can hear the Word of God from a  huge variety of biblical […]

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ordains two new priests in Archdiocese of Dublin

The Archdiocese of Dublin will have two new priests today as Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ordains Paul Glennon and Chris Derwin to the Diocesan priesthood.  The ordinations take place on the Feast Day of St. Kevin, a patron saint of the Archdiocese. In his homily at today’s ordination Mass, Archbishop Martin told both men “you received […]

Five hundred people attend Mass for the ordination of nine men to the diaconate

Nine men reached a milestone in their priestly formation on 31 May, Trinity Sunday, when they were ordained deacons by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland, during a Mass celebrated in College Chapel of the national seminary, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.

Diocesan Vocations Directors Conference concludes in Maynooth

“Vocations to the priesthood and religious life are firmly on the agenda of the Irish Catholic Church and any opportunity for a group like this to come together to discuss and to plan for vocations strategies is to be welcomed” – Bishop Donal McKeown

Homily of Bishop Nulty at the Ordination Mass today of Father Seán Hyland

“It is among the people of God, that Seán and all priests will minister; it is among the people of God that a vocation is nourished and encouraged, and it is among the people of God that our faith is celebrated and lived” – Bishop Nulty It is with a great sense of joy we […]

Vocation Voices: Fr Willie Purcell

In this video Father Willie Purcell shares his own vocation story and journey to priesthood and explains why he would recommend the life of a priest.

Vocation Voices: Monsignor Jim Cassin

In this video interview, Monsignor Jim Cassin speaks about his vocation

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