A couple of events of note with a vocational theme that have come to my attention:
- Sunday, July 27th 2008 is an important date for the many thousands of people who will climb Croagh Patrick in Co. Mayo (pictured above). On that day, the 11.00 am Mass will be broadcast from the summit of the holy mountain by the national television broadcaster RTE. The Archbishop of Tuam, Dr Michael Neary will preside and preach the homily. The theme of his homily will be on vocations to coincide with this 'Year of Vocation'.
- Sunday, August 24th is a day when people are invited to join a 'Year of Vocation' pilgrim walk from Shannonbridge to Clonmacnoise, Co. Offaly. The event is being organised in conjunction with the Ursuline sisters. The pilgrimage will start at 2.oo pm on the day at the church cark park in Shannonbridge. The route from there to Clonmacnoise is approximately four miles. There will be several stops along the route for prayer and reflection.