Year of Vocation Launch

The launch of the Year of Vocation and Vocation Sunday will be marked with a special Mass on Saturday 29th April 2023 at 6pm in the Carmelite Church, Whitefriar Street, Dublin, celebrated by Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly.

This is an opportunity to give thanks for your own vocation whatever that vocation may be and to pray for those who are discerning at this time.

The Year of Vocation will focus on all vocations – to religious life, priesthood, married life, and single life – and aims to promote a culture of vocation in Ireland.

As the year progresses, Vocations Ireland will model a synodal approach.

After the Mass, all attendees are invited to the Church hall to meet each other and enjoy light refreshments.

Vocations Ireland is also inviting various youth groups and cultural groups to participate in music, prayers, and readings during the Mass. Coordinators and chaplains for these groups are encouraged to contact Margaret Cartwright at [email protected] to register their interest.

Throughout the year, there will be a wide range of events aimed at highlighting the various vocations in the Church, including discussions, videos, conversations in-person and by zoom, information days, pilgrimages, fun days, and ‘Come and See’ events.

A calendar of these events will be created and located on the Vocations Ireland website, and events will be promoted via all social media platforms.

“We are excited to launch the Year of Vocation in Ireland and promote a culture of vocation,” Margaret Cartwright, spokesperson for Vocations Ireland, said. “We invite everyone to join us at the special Mass and to spread the word about the various events happening throughout the year.”

For more information about the Year of Vocation and the events see:

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