St Eugene’s Cathedral
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As part of the Derry Diocesan Vocations Week, Bishop Donal hosted a series of interviews with guests from throughout the diocese discussing how they have answered God's call and how they understand their life as a vocation.
The annual celebration of Derry Diocesan Vocations Week has been extended this year to a nine-day festival of prayer, beginning Saturday, 17th April and concluding on Good Shepherd Sunday, 25th April.
The theme for this year's Vocations Week is based on "Patris Corde" ('With a Father's Heart.'), Pope Francis' recent publication for the year of Saint Joseph. Included are a series of daily reflections based on the themes, which Pope Francis highlights in his document.
Each interview is listed and can be played back below. 👇👇
Monday, 19 April 7:00pm. Guests: Emma-Jo and Emmet Mullen
Bishop Donal explores what it means to live a commitment as a young couple setting out on married life.
Tuesday, 20 April 7:00pm Guest: Martin McLaughlin - Derry Search Youth Group
Martin has been involved with Search in Derry for over forty years and various other youth initiatives. Bishop Donal discusses with Martin his own faith life, and his vocation to Youth Ministry.
Wednesday, 21 April 7:00pm Guest: Fr Daniel McFaul, St Mary's Parish, Creggan.
Fr Daniel shares his own experience of living a calling to priesthood, having entered seminary from the world of work.
Thursday, 22 April 7:00pm Guest: Hollie Frystal, student at Holy Cross College in Strabane, Co Tyrone.
Hollie is a participant in the Pope John Paul II Award, Papal Cross and is applying to Saint Patrick's College Maynooth, to pursue a career in teaching.
Friday, 23 April 7:00pm Guest: Bishop Donal McKeown
Bishop Donal shares with Dr Nicola Duffy, his call to priesthood, the gift of strong family support, the wonderful experience of working with young people and the importance to listening to the call to vocation in all of us.
Lizzie Rea, Derry Youth Ministry in conversation with Baroness Nuala O'Loan and Fr Chris Ferguson, Vocations Director, Diocese of Derry discussing the challenges and descisions they have faced and the paths they have chosen.
"The Lord will take you where He wants you." - Baroness O'Loan
Margaret is a mother of 9 children and with her husband Barry established The Mizen Foundation in memory of their beloved son Jimmy. Margaret reflects on the joys and sorrows of her vocation as a mother which led to this outreach, promoting peace and forgiveness.
This Parish Vocations Programme has been designed to be adapted to daily and weekly parish routines. The programme includes daily introductions and Prayers of the Faithful for daily Mass, as well as devotional reflections based on the Angelus, Daily Examen and the Mysteries of the Rosary.
Download in PDF format: Liturgy and Prayer Booklet