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Discover Your Vocation

Join an afternoon of exploring what vocation means in today's society.

Discover your call to the vocation of marriage, single life, priesthood, consecrated or religious life 

Join Fr Patrick Lagan, St Eugene's Cathedral, Derry in conversation, reflection and prayer on the topic of discovering your Vocation in life.

DATE: Sunday, 17th October 2021
TIME: 3:00pm
VENUE: St Eugene's Hall, Derry
REGISTER: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 028 7126 2894


The world offers you comfort. But you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness
Pope Benedict XVI






An Introduction to the Day 

On Sunday 17th October, St. Eugene's Cathedral Parish are organising A Day of Discernment which will be the first in a series of four days of reflection on the theme of Vocation. 

In Sacred Scripture, when a prophet is called there normally follows a pattern of: The Call, The Doubt, The Reassurance and finally the Acceptance. This first day will focus specifically on God calling? How does he call? What does he call us to? How do we know God is calling us?

With the support and accompaniment of those who have experience in the practice of discernment, we will help participants identity the signs of God's call and allow them to respond with confidence and faith.

The Speakers
Fr Stephen Quinn: Fr Stephen Quinn is a member of the Carmelite Community at Termonbacca. A native of Belfast, Fr Stephen was ordained to the Priesthood in 2004 for the Diocese of Down and Connor. In 2018, he made his final profession in Termonbacca in the Carmelite Order and shortly afterwards was appointed Prior of the Community at Termonbacca. Fr Stephen also serves as a member of the Council of Priests.

Marguerite Hamilton: Marguerite Hamilton is a member of the Columba Community. In 1977, he began her teaching career at Thornhill College and was formally recognised for her outstanding Pastoral Care and served as Principal until 2017.

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Contact Info

Diocesan Offices
St Eugene’s Cathedral
Francis Street, Derry
BT48 9AP | Tel: 028 7126 2302

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