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.
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
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.