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“Take a Risk for Christ” – Year of Prayer for Vocations to Diocesan Priesthood

This Vocations Sunday marks the beginning of a year -long prayer “campaign” for vocations to Diocesan Priesthood.

Prayer cards will be made available shortly. All are encouraged to pray in the words and theme of the Year of Prayer for Vocations to ask the Lord to inspire men to “Take a Risk for Christ” this year

Below are links to the recording of the morning session of Vocations conference – 25th April 2023, and also a link to the new video that was shown for the first time yesterday to launch the Year of Prayer for Diocesan Vocations


Take the Risk for Christ – Video


Bishop Phonsie Cullinane of Waterford stated this past week:- 

“Right now in Ireland we need more priests.

  In spite of all the distractions of modern life God is still calling men to follow him in this way, of that we can be sure.

Pope Francis has written a message to us for this Year for Vocation, and the Holy Father encourages us to propose priesthood to the men of this generation with faith and confidence.

I am really looking forward to the whole year and all the events which are planned.

I ask people all around the country, and indeed wherever this message is heard, to pray throughout this year, especially, that there will be a particular focus on priesthood so that seeds will be planted in young men’s hearts and that – with God’s help – this special year will produce a lot of priestly vocations.”

For more information please contact

Fr John McCarthy, Cloyne Diocesan Vocations Director

at the new designated number

085 746 5005

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