Parishioners of Saint Saviour's Dominican parish, Ballybeg, Waterford with the icon of Saint Dominic
The vocations prayer initiative, using the specially commissioned icon of Saint Dominic has reached the second Dominican location in Waterford city in the south west of Ireland. The Dominican friars have been staffing the parish in this Waterford suburb for over thirty years.
The vocations director had an opportunity to preach at all the Masses at the weekend in Saint Saviour's with the intention of broadening the base of prayer of those praying for vocations to the Order.
A familiar trend of bringing the icon as a focus of prayer for vocations in a Dominican location is the enthusiastic welcome for the idea. It is clear that the love of the people who the friars serve in all our locations is a primary reason for this. Ballybeg parish is no different - the presence of our friars in this area is highly appreciated.
The icon will remain in Saint Saviour's, Ballybeg, Waterford until the end of this month when it will then travel to our priory and church in Tralee, County Kerry.
Please continue to pray for vocations to the Irish Dominican friars and the Dominican family in Ireland.
(Apologies for the poor quality of the photograph above - it was taken in poor light)