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Vocations Sunday 2024

A message from Fr Ruairi O’Domhnaill, Vocations Director

This  coming  weekend  we  celebrate  Good  Shepherd  Sunday  when  we  traditionally  encourage  our  people  to  pray  for  vocations  to  the  priesthood  and  religious  life.

It is also known as ‘Good Shepherd Sunday’ because the Gospel is always from John chapter 10 where Jesus speaks of himself as being a caringshepherd. The purpose of this day is to publicly fulfill the Lord’s instruction when he asked us: Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his  harvest.  (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2).

Currently  we  have  one  man  in  propaedeutic year  in  the  Scots  College  in  Salamanca, and, all going well, he  will  proceed to study in the seminary in Maynooth  this  coming  September. We  also  have  two  men  in  a  process  of  discernment,  which,  we  hope,  will bear  fruit  soon.

Its  important  to  remember  that  the  theme  of  Vocations  Sunday  is  to  encourage  prayer  for  vocations. 

I continue to be available for anyone who wants to discern a vocation to priesthood in our  diocese.

With  every good  wish,
Fr Ruairí