Vocations

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

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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)

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“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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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’. 

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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.

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Vocations Sunday 2017 – Bishop Kevin Doran

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

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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.

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World Priest Global Rosary Relay (full)

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Priesthood

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

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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.

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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)

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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

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