Open invite by QUB to a discussion on vocations to the priesthood

10 Nov, 2023 | Bishops, Church, News, Vocations

The Catholic Chaplaincy at Queen’s University, Belfast, invites all those with an interest in vocations to the Catholic Church to a ‘Take the risk for Christ – Holy hour and Panel discussion’, which will be held at 6.00pm on 21 November at the Chaplaincy in 42 University Road, Belfast.

The Catholic Chaplaincy at Queen’s is committed to supporting students to discern the definite plan God has for them in life.  Within this culture of vocational discernment, students are encouraged to reflect on whether God might be calling them to serve Him and His people as priests, religious women or within family and marriage.

During this dedicated Year for Vocation to the Diocesan Priesthood – which concludes on Good Shepherd Sunday, 21 April 2024 – the Catholic Church across Ireland is making a special effort to promote and encourage discussions around vocations to the priestly life.  In support of this, the Chaplaincy, in partnership with the student Knights of Saint Columbanus, will host an evening of prayer, reflection and discussion.

The evening will be hosted by Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop of Waterford & Lismore and chair of the Council for Vocations of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.  Panellists on the night will include, Father Thomas McGlynn, Parish Priest of Saint Malachy’s City Centre Parish, Belfast; Father Martin Mayerhoffer, European Chaplain for FOCUS and International Theological Institute, Vienna; Father John Joe Duffy, Curate in Creeslough, Donegal; Father Dominic McGrattan, Chaplain to Queen’s University Belfast, former Chaplain to the Mater Hospital and Deacon Brett Lockhart KC, retired barrister, family man and permanent deacon.

If you are interested in attending, kindly RSVP by 17 November to [email protected]



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