In a word, no matter what the situation is, God is calling us. Our part is to respond generously to that step he is inviting us to take at this stage of our lives. It’s important to listen to, and tune our lives according to, the inner voice of God speaking in our hearts. Bishop […]
Everyone is Called Everyone has a calling in life. Vocations Sunday is a chance to recognise that. Sometimes we think a vocation is only for priests and nuns. But that’s not the case. In and through life’s circumstances, God is calling each person to become fully alive, fully in tune with his plan for them. […]
On Vocations Sunday – 11 May 2014, Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, issued a pastoral letter to parishes on vocations to the priesthood. He spoke about the pastoral letter on Religion Matters on KFM. Click here to listen to the interview.
Father Paul Dempsey is a priest of the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin. He spoke about priesthood as being a call and not a career on KFM on Sunday 11 May 2014. You can listen to the interview here.
Questions asked at the open day at St Patrick’s College included, how many years study is it, what is the food like to whether priests could keep their own car. Image: Shutterstock LAST WEEK ST Patrick’s College in Maynooth County Kildare opened its doors to help those discerning a vocation to priesthood. Seminarians studying in the […]
SARAH MACDONALD – PUBLISHED 12 MAY 2014 02:30 AM A CATHOLIC bishop has challenged parents and parishes to reach out to young men in football clubs, bands, schools and families to encourage them to consider the priesthood. Bishop Denis Nulty of Kildare and Leighlin wrote to 56 parishes in Carlow, Kildare, Laois, Offaly, Kilkenny, Wicklow and Wexford […]
Healthy religion is not escapism from the pain of being human. It does not offer spiritual bling and Botox, the bishop of Derry has said. In a Mass broadcast on RTE for Vocations Sunday, Bishop Donal McKeown said the the Church of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, “cannot be concerned with its own self-preservation but rather […]
Jesus still calls specific individuals to sell all they have and follow him. For the sake of the world, they are invited to dedicate their lives to being agents of God’s love and mercy – Bishop McKeown Fáilte It is now three weeks since we celebrated the Death and Resurrection of Jesus. Christians everywhere still […]
“As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man named Matthew, sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, ‘Follow me’ and he got up and followed him” I purposefully chose the Feast of Saint John Vianney, the Patron Saint of Priests for my own ordination as Bishop last August, because the Curé […]
“To choose a life as a priest or religious in contemporary Ireland is a radical option, although a hugely fulfilling one.” – Bishop Donal McKeown Theme for 2014: ‘Vocations: Witness to the Truth’ RTÉ to broadcast Mass for Vocations Sunday this Sunday 11 May Bishop Donal McKeown vocation video reflections Day in the Life series […]