The Irish Catholic Church launched the Year of Vocation almost four weeks ago. Have you noticed that since the launch there has been a lot of silence? There have been very few references in media circles about the year. The Catholic press in Ireland has largely ignored the event. The official Year of Vocation website hasn't been updated since its launch. Most dioceses and religious congregations make little or no reference to the year on their official websites. Rarley in my travels do I hear any mention of even a prayer for vocations at the celebration of Masses or other liturgical events that I attend. Can someone explain why this is so?
It is quite disheartening, to say the least.