Saturday, April 12, 2008

Irish Dominicans Launch Vocations Sunday and Year of Vocation

The Irish Dominican Province of Friars launch Vocations Sunday and the Year of Vocation tomorrow 'Good Shepherd Sunday' in our priory church of Saint Saviour, Dominick Street, Dublin 1 at 5.00 p.m. with an hour of prayer. Members of the Dominican family have been invited and there have been invitations to our local faith community and the many groups from other nationalities who frequent our city centre church. Please pray for us Dominicans as we launch this time of promotion and prayer for vocations and the success of the initiative of the Irish Catholic Church.

Local Dominican communities will be marking Vocations Sunday in different ways, but particularly through the medium of preaching. Some communities have also organised times of prayer for vocation. To find out the location af all the Dominican communities in Ireland please visit the provincial website of the Irish Dominicans.

It is appropriate to conclude with the Dominican Prayer for Vocations:

Lord Jesus, as you once called Saint Dominic to preach the Gospel, so now send new preachers into your harvest. Give them courage, wisdom and grace to make them witnesses of your death and resurrection and return in glory. Through the intercession of Mary, patroness of the Order, may they bring true faith and light to brighten the darkness. You who live forever. Amen.

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