Prayer card launched for priestly vocations

The Diocese of Cork and Ross has launched a fresh appeal for people to consider bring priests of the diocese.

Bishop Fintan Gavin launched a diocesan prayer card for vocations at St. Joseph’s Church, Glanmire, Co Cork on Saturday 7th May.

The cards are published by the Diocese of Cork and Ross in bookmark format and thousands of them have been made available at churches across the diocese to mark Vocations Sunday.

The Mass was celebrated by Most Rev. Fintan Gavin, Bishop of Cork and Ross, with Bandon native Fr. Cian O’Sullivan, CC Ballincollig and Diocesan Director of Vocations, preaching the Homily. Fr. John Newman PP Glanmire concelebrated.

Addressing the congregation, Bishop Fintan said that everyone can help promote vocations to priesthood.

“We need to create a culture of encouragement and support for those considering a vocation to the priesthood in the diocese. Our prayer card and the knowledge that so many are praying for vocations will help to do this,” he said.

Bishop Fintan and Glanmire parishioners helped distribute the new prayer cards to all those leaving the Church after Mass. 

Pictured: Members of the Glanmire congregation with Bishop Fintan Gavin, Fr John Newman and Fr Cian O’Sullivan.

(Photo: Colm Lougheed)

Pictured (L/R): Bishop Fintan Gavin, Jennifer and Melanie O’Keeffe with their mother Miranda O’Keeffe, Fraya and Marie Murray, Eric Downey and Fr. Cian O’Sullivan. (Photo: Colm Lougheed)

If you want to know more about being a priest in the Diocese of Cork and Ross or if you’d like a chat to find out what’s involved, contact Fr. Cian O Sullivan.  Telephone 021-4876171 Email vocations@corkandross.org