Posts from April 2013

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Homily of Bishop Donal McKeown for Mass for Vocations Sunday on RTÉ1 Television

RTÉ Broadcast Mass Fourth Sunday in Easter Time (Vocations Sunday) April 21st 2013 Fáilte: It is now three weeks since we celebrated the Death and Resurrection of Jesus. Christians everywhere still seek to be disciples of that Jesus and to make sense of their lives in the context of the strange events of Jesus’ life. Each Sunday […]

Prayer for Parents

Vocation Prayer for Parents Loving God, you have given us the privi-lege as well as the responsibility of being loving parents. In the name of Jesus, we ask you to guide us as we invite our chil-dren to hear your call to service and lead-ership in our church. May our children respond with deep faith […]

Prayer for Discernment

Prayer for Discernment God our Father, You have a plan for each one of us, You hold out to us a future full of hope. Give us the wisdom of your Spirit so that we can see the shape of your plan in the gifts you have given us, and in the circumstances of our […]

Prayer for Vocations

Parish Prayer for Vocation: Lord Jesus, you said to your disciples: “The harvest indeed is great but the labourers are few.” We ask that we may know and follow the vocation to which you have called us. We pray for those called to serve: those whom you have called, those you are calling now, and […]

Pope John Paul II

“I am often asked, especially by young people, why I became a priest. Maybe some of you would like to ask the same question. Let me try briefly to reply. I must begin by saying that it is impossible to explain entirely. For it remains a mystery, even to myself. How does one explain the […]