Vocation Sunday Events Around the Country

Both on the eve of Vocaitons Sunday and on Vocations Sunday itself many events took place around the country, highlighting the fact that we are all called to follow Christ and also to pray for vocations to the religious life and priesthood

In Killarney  crowd of about 70 people gathered to pray for vocations at Muckross Abbey. After the service participants were invited to walk the four-mile jouney through the National Park to the Franciscan Friary. A large crowd gathered for the Mass which was celebrated by Fr. Alan Neville msc. All were then invited to the Friary gardens for refreshment

At Clonmacnois a prayer service was held commencing in the visitors centre and stopping to read the Scriptures and pray at various points on the ancient monastic site.  As well as prayer Irish culture was given a place with some Irish dancing bringing the service to a close.  Those attending shared refreshments afterwards.

The Daughters of Charity held another prayer service a a

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Our Lady of the Port of Dublin, Dollymount, Clontarf. The Disciples othe Divine Master opened their chapel for prayer for vocations on the afternoon of Vocaitons Sunday.c

On the evening of Vocations Sunday a special Mass was held in Gardiner Street Church with the Gospel Choir and many religious congregations took part.  During the Mass Sr. Margaret O'Shea who joined the Loreto Sisters in 2008 spoke about her vocation journey.

Many of the dioceses also held prayer servces and liturgies for Vocations Sunday.





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