An afternoon for men considering a vocation to the Priesthood in the Diocese of Cloyne will be held on Sunday, 14th October at the Nano Nagle Centre, Killavullen, from 2.30pm-5.00pm.
The afternoon will consist of reflection, prayer and the opportunity to find out more about becoming a priest in our diocese. For more information Fr Brian Boyle (Vocations Director) at 025 32963 or Fr Damien Lynch (Assistant Vocations Director) at 021-7332948. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Those hoping to attend should make contact by phone or email by Friday, 12 October. This Autumn two men have begun training for the priesthood in our diocese.
Prayer for Priestly Vocations
Lord our God,
you renew the Church in every age by raising up holy priests
to teach and sanctify your people.
Fill the hearts of young men with faith and courage,
that they may answer your call generously.
Give parents the grace to encourage vocations in their family
by prayer and good example.
Raise up, in this Diocese of Cloyne, worthy priests for your Altars
and ardent servants of the Gospel.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Paidir do Ghairmeacha don Sagartóireacht
A Thiarna Dia,
Cothaíonn tú do d’Eaglais i gcónaí
trí shagairt naofa a thabhairt dod’ phobal
chun iad a theagasc agus a naomhú.
Líon fir óga le creideamh agus le misneach,
chun go bhfregaireoidís do ghlaoch go croíúil.
Dáil grásta ar thuismitheoirí
ionas go spreagfaidís gairmeacha ina dteaghlaigh
le h-urnaí agus le dea-shampla.
Bronn orainn, i nDeoise Chluain Uamha,
sagairt ar bhfiú d’Altóir naofa iad,
agus a freastalóidh go díograsach ar do Shoiscéal.
Sin é ár nguí chugat trí Chríost ár dTiarna. Amen.
Sample Prayers of the Faithful for Vocations to the Priesthood
We pray for vocations to the priesthood in our diocese, that those whom the Lord is calling may answer generously. Lord, hear us.
For the men God is calling to serve Him as priests in our diocese. That they and their families may be open to His plan and generous in their response. Lord, hear us.
That God may raise up young men from our parish to serve in the priesthood, and that they may answer His call. Lord, hear us.
That the homes of our parish may be places where vocations to the Priesthood are fostered and encouraged. Lord, hear us.