World Day of Prayer for Vocations

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This weekend we celebrate World Day of Prayer for Vocations. In his message for the Day, Pope Francis reminds us “Every vocation is a summons not to stand on the shore, nets in hand, but to follow Jesus on the path he has marked out for us, for our own happiness and for the good of those around us.”

In his Chrism Mass Homily last month, Archbishop Martin said “We have great priests and we need to foster future vocations to the priesthood to serve the people of God in this growing and changing diocese.”

The full text of Pope Francis’ and more resources for Sunday are available on


Is God calling you to be a Diocesan Priest? 

  The National Vocations Office are running an overnight “Come and See” discernment retreat for men (18 years and over) who would like to explore the life of a diocesan priest.  The weekend will be held in our national seminary in Maynooth and will be held on the weekend of 18th & 19th May.  Advance booking is essential.  For further information please contact Deacon Eric Cooney by email:    Or go to: