Vocations

All Hallows 2021 Jubilee Celebrations – Garry O’Sullivan

Garry O'Sullivan, Chair of the All Hallows Trust, welcomes and congratulates those gathered in person for the 2021 Jubilee and those following online.

All Hallows 2021 Jubilee Celebrations – Hubert O’Reilly

Hubert O'Reilly (All Hallows Association) recalls five notable priests ordained in All Hallows who served in America, Australia, Scotland and New Zealand 

All Hallows 2021 Jubilee Mass – Homily

Golden Jubilarian Fr Larry White reflects on the journey of the class of 1971 through All Hallows and the ongoing need for renewal in the Church.  

Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Paul Dempsey – Highlights

Highlights from the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Paul Dempsey as Bishop of Achonry that took place in Ballaghaderren on 30th August 2020

Let us begin …. Bishop Paul Dempsey

Bishop Paul reflects on how together the Diocese of Achonry might respond to the Gospel call contained in his Episcopal motto - "Duc in Altum" - put out into the deep (Lk 5:4)

“It is about call and response” – Bishop Elect Paul Dempsey

Bishop Elect Paul Dempsey on responding to the call to become Bishop of Achonry.  iCatholic will livestream the Episcopal Ordination on 30th Aug at 3pm

Memories of my ordination – Fr David Vard

As the Church marks Vocations Sunday 2020, Fr David recalls his memories of the ordination ceremony in 2017 when he became the youngest priest in Ireland.

Diocese of Cork and Ross welcomes Bishop Fintan Gavin

Watch highlights of the Episcopal Ordination of Fintan Gavin which took place in Cork on 30th June 2019.

Cork and Ross Episcopal Ordination livestream

Bishop Elect Fintan Gavin reflects on his move to Cork & Ross Diocese and explains how the ordination ceremony this Sunday can be watched live on-line.

The Call to Priesthood – Shane Costello

Shane Costello, who was ordained a deacon for Tuam Archdiocese on Ascension Sunday, talked to us back in 2015 about his vocation journey.

Becoming Pope Francis

In this 20 minute documentary, we explore how Pope Francis has stayed faithful to his dream of a church ready to go out onto the streets.

Ordination of David Vard – I arise today …

Highlights from the ordination of David Vard (K&L) in Newbridge on 25 June 2017 to accompaniment of the 'The Deer's Cry'. 

Ordination of David Vard – Homily by Bishop Nulty

The homily by Bishop Denis Nulty (Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin) at the ordination of David Vard in Newbridge on 25th June 2017.

Vocations Sunday 2017 – Bishop Kevin Doran

Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin, shares a message on Vocations and Discipleship for Vocations Sunday 2017.

World Priest Global Rosary Relay

Marion Mulhall discusses the great success of the Global Rosary Relay which takes place in participating shrines in 50+ countries.

World Priest Global Rosary Relay

Marion Mulhall discusses the inspiration that led her to set up World Priest and the great success of the Global Rosary Relay

Pontifical Irish College Rome – Past, Present and Future

A tour through the history of the College which dates back to 1628 along with an overview of the formation programme that the seminarians follow.

My vocation story – Rev Stephen Duffy

Rev Stephen Duffy reflects on his journey to the priesthood as he prepares for his ordination for the Diocese of Clogher on 24th July 2016.

Finding everything in giving

Bishop Liam MacDaid reflects on the life of Marion Mill and invites people to think of what a vocation to priesthood or religious life might offer them.

Can you drink this Cup? – the call to priesthood

Learn the story of Fr Donal O'Sullivan who was mortally wounded on the first day of the Battle of the Somme while administering the Last Rites on the battlefield.

My vocation story – Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle

Cardinal Tagle, the Archbishop of Manila, shares how he was 'fooled' into taking a seminary entrance exam which led him to consider priesthood.

My Vocation story – Fr Nicholas Grace

Wendy Grace interviews her own brother Fr Nicholas Grace about his journey to the priesthood and his first year as a priest.

My Vocation Journey – Br Conor McDonough OP

Br Conor McDonough OP shares his vocation story and what he has gained from entering into community life with the Irish Dominicans.

The Priesthood

A wonderful Vocations video for Diocesan Priesthood. For further information contact your Diocesan Vocations Director or visit Vocations.ie

Promoting Vocations to the Religious Life

Margaret Cartwright discusses the need to rediscover 'story-telling' as part of vocations for the religious in Ireland and how a recent grant of €268,000 will be used.

Launch of ‘Report on the Missions’ by Charlie Bird

Watch address by Charlie Bird along with his full film at the launch of Mission Sunday 2015 by World Missions Ireland (WMI)

Rise of the Roses – Fernbank Limerick

As part of their summer tour to celebrate and promote Consecrated Religious Life in Ireland, 'Rise of the Roses' visited the Salesian Sisters in Fernbank

Aidan McCann on answering the call to Priesthood

Aidan shares his vocation story. He will be ordained for service in the Archdiocese of Armagh on 5th July 2015

Fr Conor McCarthy on answering the call to Priesthood

Fr Conor McCarthy was ordained in Belfast on 28 June 2015 for the service in the Diocese of Down & Connor. Ad multos annos!

Fr Robert McGivney on answering the call to Priesthood

Fr Robert was ordained in Navan on 28 June 2015 for service in the Diocese of Meath. Ad multos annos!

Ordination preparations in Navan Parish

As Navan Parish prepares for the ordination of Rev Robert McGivney, we hear how Navan Parish supports the journey towards priesthood.

Ubi Caritas – Pontifical Irish College Rome

A choral group of Irish seminarians sing 'Ubi Caritas' in Chapel of the Pontifical Irish College in Rome.

Peace with the Father

Enjoy this beautiful hymn sung by Irish Seminarians at Mass on Trinity Sunday 2015 in the Pontifical Irish College in Rome.

Remembering the Martyrs of El Salvador

Therese Osborne recalls her co-workers who, like Blessed Oscar Romero, were martyred for the faith in El Salvador in 1980.

The Call to Priesthood – Tony Lappin

Tony Lappin from Scotland reflects on his vocation journey and life now as a seminarian in the Beda College in Rome which caters for older candidates from across the English speaking world.

Called and Chosen – Ep 2 The Need for Priests

The second episode of this five part series on hearing and answering the call to Diocesan Priesthood features a panel discussion on the need for priests.

Called and Chosen – Episode 1

The introductory episode to a new 5 part series on hearing and answering the call to Diocesan Priesthood. Other episodes to follow ....

Interview with Rector of the Beda College, Rome

Monsignor Roderick Strange discusses how the Beda College in Rome helps older men from the English-speaking world prepare for priesthood.

Answering the call to Diocesan Priesthood

Four seminarians from the Irish College in Rome share how the call to priesthood emerged for them and how they responded.

What is the current situation for Vocations in Ireland?

In this episode of 'A Question of Faith' Fr Ruairi O Domhnaill discusses his experience of a new confidence and interest around vocations to the diocesan priesthood.

What is the future for Religious Life in Ireland?

Sr Phylis Moynihan rsm and Fr Ciaran Dougherty OP discuss the Year of Consecrated Life and their work for vocations.

Celebrating the Year for Consecrated Life

In celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life, Religious from five different congregations in Ireland share how they discerned the call to their vocation.

New full-time Vocations Director in K&L Diocese

Fr Ruairi O’Domhnaill has been appointed by Bishop Denis Nulty as a full-time Vocations Director. They discuss the plan for the year ahead.

Living Church – Clergy and Religious

Clergy and Religious was one of five core themes identified by the Living Church process in the Diocese of Down & Connor.

Schools interview with Fr Kevin Doran, Bishop Elect of Elphin

In this interview, recorded in St Mary's NS, Donnybrook, Fr Kevin Doran answers questions about becoming the new Bishop of Elphin.

World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2014

Bishop Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry reflects on Pope Francis' message for Vocations Sunday 2014 on the theme 'Vocations, Witness to the Truth'.

Vocation an adventure of life – Limerick Diocese

Vocations Sunday is a chance to recognise that everyone has a calling in life. Bishop Leahy and others reflect on the message of Vocations Sunday (11 May 2014).

Vocations Pastoral letter from Bishop Denis Nulty

Bishop Denis Nulty (K&L Diocese) has issued his first pastoral letter to the people of the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin on the theme of vocations.

Honouring Returned Missionaries – Sabina Higgins

The address by Sabine Higgins at the ceremony in City Hall in Dublin honouring 200 returned missionaries

Returned Missionaries honoured in City Hall Dublin

Two hundred returned Irish Missionaries were honoured at a ceremony in Dublin attended by Sabina Higgins.

Ordination of Bishop Denis Nulty – introduction

The opening remarks by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Denis Nulty in Carlow cathedral on 4th August 2013.

Bishop Denis Nulty ordination address

The address given by Bishop Denis Nulty of Kildare & Leighlin Diocese at the end of the ordination ceremony in Carlow Cathedral on 4th August 2013.

Message from Denis Nulty as episcopal ordination nears

Bishop elect Denis Nulty thanks people for their good wishes and shares some photos that give an insight into his journey from the family farm in Slane up to his ordination.

Bishop-elect Denis Nulty parting words

Fr Denis Nulty shares some reflections with the clergy of the diocese of Meath where he has ministered for the past 25 years.

Vocation Voices – Fr Iggy McCormack (Killaloe Diocese)

Fr Iggy McCormack shares his own vocation story and explains why he would recommend the life of a priest.

Bishop Brendan Leahy Ordination address

Watch the address given by Bishop Brendan Leahy at the conclusion of his Episcopal Ordination in St John's Cathedral, Limerick on 14th April 2013.

Vocation Voices – Fr Rory Brady (Raphoe Diocese)

Father Rory Brady from the Diocese of Raphoe shares his own vocation story and journey to priesthood and explains why he would recommend the life of a priest.

Fr Denis Nulty – Bishop Elect of Kildare & Leighlin Diocese

Fr Denis Nulty addresses a gathering at the door of Carlow Cathedral as Bishop Elect of Kildare & Leighlin.

Vocation Voices – Fr Willie Purcell (Ossory Diocese)

Fr Willie Purcell, National Coordinator for Diocesan Vocations in Ireland, shares his own vocation story and explains why he would recommend the life of a priest.

Vocation Voices – Monsignor Jim Cassin

Monsignor Jim Cassin, who serves on the Bishops' Conference Council for Education, shares his own vocation story and explains why he would recommend the life of a priest.

Vocation Voices – Bishop Donal McKeown

Bishop Mc Keown, Chair of the Council for Vocations of the Irish Episcopal Conference, shares his own vocation story and explains why he would recommend the life of a priest.

A Calling for Everyone – Armagh Vocations DVD

Watch some short clips from this new DVD which gives an intimate insight into the homes and hearts of people from the Archdiocese of Armagh as they fulfil their calling in life.