Posts from June 2016

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Bishop Donal McKeown: Vocations in Ireland – Moving Forward

Vocations in Ireland – Moving Forward was the theme of the address given by Bishop Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry, to the recent conference of Diocesan Vocations Directors which took place in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co Kildare, from 9-11 June. We include below the full text of Bishop McKeown’s address:   From the divine […]

Diocese of Meath welcomes newly ordained priest Father Conor McGee

Bishop Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath, has welcomed the newest priest to the Diocese of Meath following the ordination in Tullamore parish yesterday of Father Conor McGee.  Another new priest, Reverend Warren Collier, will be ordained next month. A native of Sandyford, Co Dublin, Father McGee’s mother Anne was originally from Tullamore, Co Offaly, where […]

Vocations a major theme for the Summer General Meeting of Irish Bishops’ Conference

A major theme for the Summer General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, which concluded in Maynooth on Thursday 9 May,  was the discussion on encouraging vocations to the priesthood and to religious life, and on seminary formation.  Bishops announced that there will be consultation at local diocesan level on how best to create […]

Address of Bishop Denis Brennan to Vocations Directors Conference in Maynooth

This address was delivered by Bishop Brennan at the opening of the annual vocations directors conference which took place in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co Kildare, from 9-11 July on the theme ‘Encompassing a Culture of Vocations: Method and Practice’: I begin by extending a very warm welcome to Archbishop Jorge Carlos Patron Wong, Secretary […]

Interview with Father Willie Purcell

The annual conference of diocesan vocations directors took place from 9-11 July in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Brenda Drumm spoke to Father Willie Purcell, National Coordinator for Diocesan Vocations, about the conference and got his thoughts on vocations ministry in Ireland. Click here to listen to the interview. ENDS

Pope leads retreat for Jubilee of Priests

Pope Francis on Thursday led a retreat for priests on the occasion of the Jubilee for Priests. The Jubilee for Priests began on Wednesday, and culminates on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which was introduced by Blessed Pope Pius IX exactly 160 years ago. In the first of three reflections for the […]