On 4 March, at a priests conference in the Dromantine Retreat Centre, Newry, Archbishop Eamon Martin launched an initiative on vocations to the priesthood in the Archdiocese of Armagh. The vocations drive, which was initiated by members of the Diocesan Vocations Commission features three priests of the diocese and is a resource to promote the Vocation to Priesthood.
Archbishop Eamon Martin was joined at the launch by Bishop Michael Router, Auxiliary Bishop of Armagh, and over 70 priests from the archdiocese, which primarily covers the counties of Armagh and Louth along with parts of Tyrone, Derry and Meath.
Father Willie Purcell, National Director of Vocations, and Deacon Eric Cooney, Director of the National Vocations Office in Maynooth, delivered a keynote address at the launch on the culture of vocations in Ireland today.
Speaking at the launch, Father Purcell said, “We have a positive outlook for the future of vocations in Ireland. People regularly make vocational inquiries to our office and we look forward with hope to the future of the diocesan priesthood in Ireland.”
A vocations event for men considering the priesthood will be held at the Mulberry Bistro, Cathedral Road, Armagh on 30 April 2020.
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