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PASTORAL LETTER FOR VOCATIONS SUNDAY  8 MAY 2022


This time of challenge is an opportunity for us to rediscover the gift of calling, of vocation, and for us to realise how many gifts and charisms are at work already in the diocese of Derry. As a Diocesan Church, we have to face this new reality together. At the invitation of the Diocesan Vocations Council, I decided to launch a Year of Prayer for Vocations, beginning at the Vigil Mass for St Patrick’s Day this year, and ending on 17 March 2023.

As followers of Christ, we believe in the power of prayer.  We believe that God listens to our prayers, and we know that God will answer our prayers.  It has been said that 80% of vocations come from the 20% of parishes where people are actively praying for that intention.