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Challenges of mission locally & globally considered

“We in Ireland are not at all used to the humility demanded by the fact that we might have something to receive," IMU president Sr Kathleen McGarvey OLA.

2015.10.10.

Working document is too negative, Synod fathers say

Instrumentum laboris deemed to be overly preoccupied with the problems of marriage and family life and doesn't provide enough encouragement.

2015.10.10.

Vocations outreach at ploughing championships

It was a year of listening, observing and seeing where the real needs are & work has started on helping vocations directors up-skill: Vocations Ireland.

2015.09.24.

Clonfert to welcome two priests from Nigeria

Parish priests from the Diocese of Jalingo will take up appointments for a period of three years with the option of staying for longer.

2015.09.12.

Several women and a man profess religious vows

“We are beginning to hear more stories like this throughout Ireland" among Catholic religious orders - Vocations Ireland.

2015.09.01.

Bishop Phonsie presides at his first ordination

Fr Shane (27) is the newest priest in Waterford & Lismore and one of fifteen ordinations to the Irish Church this summer in what has been a bumper year for vocations.

2015.07.20.

Valentia Island to be left without resident priest

Decline in vocations makes itself felt in the Diocese of Kerry as retiring parish priest will not be replaced.

2015.07.13.

Two ordained to the priesthood in Dublin

Fr Christopher Derwin at just 32 years old is the youngest diocesan priest in the archdiocese of Dublin while Fr Paul Glennon is 41.

2015.06.04.

Waterford celebration of Year of Consecrated Life

Former East End gangster John Pridmore and the new Bishop of Waterford & Lismore will speak at the Little Sisters of the Poor's special vocations day later this month.

2015.06.04.

Regular Mass attendance at 20% in Down & Connor

"Parents and grandparents today need our ongoing support and challenge to live up to the promises they undertake on behalf of their children” - Bishop Treanor.

2015.05.20.

Parishes given seeds to plant new vocations

Up to 600 parish representatives join Bishop Buckley and members of Cork & Ross' religious orders to mark the Year for Consecrated Life.

2015.04.30.

Pray & Ask: new KandLe vocations campaign

"We haven't been 'praying and inviting' for twenty years, and look where it has got us!" states Vocations Director.

2015.04.24.

New bishop of Waterford & Lismore installed

“We put ourselves at the service of others especially those most in need in our society: the poor, the sick, the vulnerable, those who feel alienated from God”.

2015.04.13.

Poor Clares welcome new member from Philippines

New member of Carlow community was influenced by an Irish missionary priest and the Legion of Mary.

2015.04.10.

Increase in the number of ordinations in US

595 men expected to be ordained to the priesthood in 2015, an increase of 24.7% on last year’s figure of 477, according to US Conference of Catholic Bishops.

2015.04.10.

Lack of vocations a concern for bishop-elect

Fr Alphonsus Cullinan will be ordained Bishop of Waterford & Lismore this Sunday.

2015.04.09.

Bishop Drennan ordains two deacons in Rome

"Every gift that God gives is not just for ourselves. It is for others, to be shared, and will bring most joy when it is shared.”

2015.04.08.

Primate launches Year of Consecrated Life in Armagh

Bishop Nulty suggests religious congregations consider having an ‘Open House’ in an effort to allow society gain a deeper understanding of their charism and life.

2015.02.02.

New ‘Samuel’ vocations group starts in Cork

New programme will compliment the existing Irish vocations programme ‘ExploreAway’ which some people are not ready for.

2015.01.13.

Primate open to idea of a national synod

The Church in Ireland is on a “journey inwards and a journey outwards” which “may in time lead to a national synod”: Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2015.01.07.

Three Jesuit deacons ordained in Dublin

“We will not heal those whose lives have drifted from Jesus Christ by throwing books of dogma at them," warns Archbishop Martin.

2015.01.05.

Nuncio pays tribute to reservoir of faith in Ireland

Archbishop Brown suggests priorities for the Irish church include confession, vocations and promoting the beauty of the faith within society.

2014.12.31.

Discernment will be a priority for Vocations Ireland

New laywoman appointed director of Vocations Ireland says people will be encouraged to look at vocation in a wider sense.

2014.12.10.

Primate warns some want to rob Church of hope

Archbishop Eamon Martin concelebrates Mass in Italy to mark 1,400th anniversary of death of St Columbanus.

2014.11.22.

Virtual Capuchin Café opens

Café Cappuccino is "a key tool for evangelisation and vocations promotion."

2014.11.20.

Limerick synod could herald new age of hope

Delegates who attended Saturday’s gathering will remain on the synod journey right up to 2016.

2014.11.19.

Priests must reclaim their voice on vocations: Bishop

“If we as priests don’t encourage this culture of discernment, the young men who want to become priests ... will slip through the cracks.”

2014.11.16.

Priest shortage tops concerns at Kilmore assembly

Results of feedback from 18-month listening survey in diocese's parishes highlights a range of concerns among young and old.

2014.10.29.

Vocations are firmly on Irish Church’s agenda: Bishop

“We need to help priests recover their confidence in themselves and their priestly ministry” - Fr Stephen Langridge tells diocesan vocations directors.

2014.10.28.

Well known NI journalist quits BBC for religious life

"It is a decision that I have not come to lightly, but it is one that I make with love and great joy" - Martina Purdy.

2014.10.17.
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