On the Feast of the Good Shepherd, 29th April, the Irish Bishops are launching a Year for
Vocation for Diocesan Priesthood with the theme: “Take the Risk for Christ”. The year will
allow us to focus our energies and renew our prayer for Diocesan Vocations. The National
Vocations Office will distribute resources in the coming weeks.
This year, the Drumalis Vocations Retreat will be co-hosted by the Northern Dioceses. By
coming together, it is hoped that we can share resources and create a supportive
atmosphere to the men discerning priesthood. Fr Stephen Langridge (former National
Vocations Director for England and Wales) has kindly agreed to direct the retreat. Could I
ask that you share notice of the retreat in your bulletin and perhaps announce it at Masses.
Attached to this email is a poster that can be shared on social media and parish websites,
along with the following link: www.eventbrite.com/o/northern-dioceses-vocationsdirectors-