Vocations in the media

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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

14 ordinations to priesthood underway in Irish Church

Article from Catholic Ireland By Sarah Mac Donald – 01 June, 2015 Nine new deacons and 14 ordinations to the priesthood contribute to a “remarkable year” for Maynooth. Sean O’Donnell,Seamus O’Rourke and Brian Slater lying prostrate during the Ceremony Fourteen ordinations to the priesthood have or will take place in the coming weeks in the Irish Church. […]

RTÉ to broadcast Mass for Vocations Sunday on 26 April 2015

Mass for Vocations Sunday will be broadcast from the RTÉ studios in Donnybrook, Dublin 4 on Sunday 26 April 2015. The celebrant will be Bishop Denis Brennan,  Bishop of Ferns and Chair of the Bishops’ Council for Vocations. The Mass is being coordinated by Father Willie Purcell, National Coordinator for Diocesan Vocations with Musical Director, […]

Annual Vocations Mass on RTÉ One Television

Our annual Mass for vocations will be broadcast on RTÉ One television on Sunday 17 May at 11.15am. We will have more information on the Mass closer to the date.  

Bishop Denis Nulty interview about his pastoral letter on vocations

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.

Priesthood: A Call, Not A Career

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.  

12 May 2014: Irish Independent – Bishop asks parents to encourage their sons into priesthood

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 […]