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Explore Priesthood - Come and See

The Diocese of Derry is hosting its annual 'Come and See' Day for those interested in exploring the life and spirituality of a diocesan priest.

'Now the word of the LORD came to me saying, "Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, and before you were born, I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.'

Jeremiah 1:4-8

Hear at first hand, the work and role of a Priest 

The 'Come and See' day is open to those who are discerning a vocation to the priesthood, and will involve talks and discussions, led by local priests and students studying for the diocese, who will share from their own experiences and vocational journey.

This day of reflection and prayer will be held in:
Saint Mary's Church
Creggan, Derry City

on Saturday, 10th July, 10:00am-4:00pm followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the Celebration of the Eucharist.

If you would like to reserve a place or find out more details, please contact:
Fr Chris Ferguson by Tuesday 6th July, on
00 44 (0)79 73421352 or

Programme of the day

10:00: Opening
10:30: Welcome and introduction by Bishop McKeown
11:30: Testimony - Fr Declan McGeehan
12:15: Rosary for Vocations
12:45: Mid-day prayer
1:00: Lunch
2:00: Testimony - Fr Pat O'Hagan
2:45: Emmaus Walk
3:30: Testimony - Seminarian, Stephen Ward
4:15: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
4:45: Celebration of the Eucharist

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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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