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Vocations 2021 - Prayer Book

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.

Use our 9 Day Vocations Prayer Resources for parish and home 

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.

Vocations Prayer Booklet

Download in PDF format: Liturgy and Prayer Booklet

Download in MS Word format: Liturgy and Prayer Booklet

Daily Liturgy and Prayers 

Through the nine-day festival of prayer, parishes are encouraged to participate in the schedule of daily prayer. Each daily resource is listed below and includes:

  • Gospel reading;
  • Vocation prayer of the day;
  • Daily reflection; and
  • An introduction for daily Mass.

Additional vocation resources for the Angelus, the Rosary, a daily Examen and prayers for vocations are also listed.

Day One, Saturday 17th

Day Two, Sunday 18th

Day Three, Monday 19th

Day Four, Tuesday 20th

Day Five, Wednesday 21st

Day Six, Thursday 22nd

Day Seven, Friday 23rd

Day Eight, Saturday 24th

Day Nine, Sunday 25th


Download in MS Word format: Rosary for Vocations


Download MS Word format: Angelus for Vocations

Download PDF format: Angelus for Vocations

Daily Examen

Download: Daily Examen

Vocation Prayers

A message from Bishop McKeown on the call of us all to Vocation 

The daily Examen helps us to reflect on each day as we try to recognise God's presence and discern where God is calling us.

Conversations on Vocations from 2020 

"Pause and give thanks to God for the gift of the Priesthood".

Fr Patrick Lagan's message to pray for vocations. 

"Be countercultural. Talk a different way of looking at who we are as human beings and what we can become." + Donal McKeown.

Homily - World Day of Peace - Bishop McKeown

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