Priests-at-work-001-150x150The Diocesan Vocations Office is located here in the College.  As Catholics, in the past, we have been spoiled by the great number of men and women who have chosen to heed the call to a religious vocation. This trend has, in recent years, diminished.  Members of the Church today must recognize this reality and create an awareness of the importance of encouraging God’s people to serve as priests, sisters, brothers and deacons – even as laity – in full-time Church ministry.

Like Samuel, some of the people in our family and Diocese may have a call from God, but are unable to hear or understand what our Lord is asking them to do. Let us, therefore, pray and encourage each individual to hear this call.

A vocation is a very personal experience; it can be a persistent, nagging notion, an irritating yet irresistible invitation or an energizing, compelling call. Whatever form it takes, it cannot be denied, suppressed, or ignored. A vocation is a sacred invitation to follow God’s call, to acknowledge and act on one’s deepest longings. In some cases, this call, this vocation, is an unmistakable invitation to a life of Gospel service.

Diocesan Prayer for Vocations

Loving God, You speak to us and nourish us through the life of Your Church community. In the name of Jesus, we ask you to send your Spirit to us that men and women among us, young and old, will respond to your call to service in the Church. We pray especially in our day, for those who hear your invitation to be a priest, sister or brother. May those who are opening their hearts and minds to your call be encouraged and strengthened through our enthusiasm in your service. Amen.

For further information please contact:

Fr.-Willie-PurcellFather Willie Purcell

Tel. 056-7770261 Mobile: 087-6286858

Email: ossoryvocdir@gmail.com


Key Dates

Monday 1st
School reopens for Leaving Cert Students
Friday 5th
St Kieran’s Day Mass
Wednesday 17th
School Closed (St Patrick’s Day)
Friday 26th (1.00 pm)
Easter Holidays begin
Monday 12th (8.50 am)
School Reopens after Easter Holidays
Thursday 22nd (7.00 pm)
3rd Year Parents Information Evening for TY
Monday 3rd
School Closed (Bank Holiday)
Tuesday 4th
School Closed (Free Day)
Friday 28th
Last day of school for all students
Wednesday 9th
Leaving Cert Examinations Begin

Please note: It may be necessary to reschedule some of the above times and dates. Please check the school website throughout the year for confirmation of the most up to date information.

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