Carlow people! RTÉ to screen mass encouraging men to join the priesthood


RTE to screen mass encouraging men to join the priesthood

RTE to screen mass encouraging men to join the priesthood

This Sunday, May 3, is Vocations or Good Shepherd Sunday, the dedicated annual day for Catholics around the world to offer special prayers to encourage vocations from families and parishes to the priesthood and to religious life. 

On Sunday, RTÉ One television will broadcast Mass for vocations at 11am and it will be celebrated by Waterford and Lismore Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan and concelebrated by Father Willie Purcell.

Ahead of the world day of prayer for vocations, the chair of the Bishops’ Council for Vocations, Bishop Cullinan, said, “We join with Pope Francis in asking the Church to continue to promote vocations.  The Holy Father asks us to find courage to say ‘yes’ to God, to overcome all weariness through faith in Christ. My prayer is that all who are being called to diocesan priesthood will have that courage to say ‘yes’ to God`s call!”

Father Purcell, National Diocesan Vocations Coordinator, said, “During these days of social distancing and isolation we have the opportunity to connect with the unfolding plan of God in our lives.  For those who are discerning a vocation to diocesan priesthood and religious life it is a valuable time through prayer and reflection to listen more deeply to where God is calling you, and in generosity to say ‘yes’ to that call.”

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