Vigil of Prayer for Vocations in Derry Diocese

8 Apr, 2016 | News

A vigil of prayer for vocations to Priesthood and Religious Life will be held on Friday 22 April 2016 at 7.30pm, in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Steelstown, Derry. Bishop McKeown will celebrate Mass. This will be followed by Eucharistic Adoration. The event will be hosted by the Saint Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society and the Apostolate for Eucharistic Adoration. All are welcome.

The theme of the Holy Father’s Message for Vocations Sunday 2016 (17 April) is ‘The Church, Mother of Vocations’. In his message Pope Francis urges all the faithful to assume their responsibility for the care and discernment of vocations…..The Church is the House of Mercy, and it is the “soil” where vocations take root, mature and bear fruit.”

The full text of the Pope’s Message for Vocations Sunday 2016 can be accessed on



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