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Vocations Sunday

This year, those of us who are actively part of a support group
in Dublin in Vocation Promotion gave three retreat weekends on

“Call” in different parishes.
Greenhills, Bawnogue and Kimmage Manor. 

We were warmly received in each location and our input was appreciated in workshops on
Human Rights, Drama and Scripture, Your calling and as preachers at the different Masses.

For Vocation Sunday we were in Kimmage Manor and it was significant to note that
at the three Masses there were few, 
any people, between the ages of 18-45 unless as a parent. 
It is hoped that an active programme will be developed during the year of Consecrated Life.

A BIG IDEA  but simple to realise is
for each priest and religious  to revisit the parish
where one was baptised or made First Communion

and express one’s gratitude for the faith life nurtured there and tell something of
one’s faith story in religious life. This  could have quite an impact.

Who will speak if you don't?  ( Oscar Romero)

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