22nd April 2018 Bulletin - Vocations Sunday

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There will be NO 10am Mass on Monday 23rd April in St John the Baptist Church.

Sacred Heart Messenger – 130 Years Celebration
The Sacred Heart Messenger is one of Ireland’s oldest religious magazines and still one of the biggest selling monthlies and is celebrating 130 years of continuous publication this year. The Sacred Heart Messenger is a publication of the Irish Jesuits and aims ‘to spread the love of God in the heart of Jesus Christ’.
A special Thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated here in Drumcree Parish. This will take place in St John the Baptist Church next Sunday (29th April) at 3pm. The Mass will be celebrated by Cardinal Sean Brady. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served afterwards in the Pastoral Centre.

World Day of Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood & Religious Life

The World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2018 falls on Sunday April 22 - Good Shepherd Sunday. In the Gospel (Mt 9:38 and Lk 10:2), Jesus instructs his disciples to “Pray to the Lord of the Harvest to send labourers into his harvest”.
Whilst the church recognises that everyone receives a vocation from God, be it to married life, single life, or some form of ministry, the church focuses on this day, to pray for vocations to ordained ministry (Priesthood & Diaconate) and to Religious Life in all its forms.
• Will you make a special effort to ask the Lord for more
• Pray for more young men and women in our diocese to
respond to God’s call.
• Pray for the priests and religious who have ministered to you
throughout your life, both living and dead.
• Keep your priests and religious in your prayers throughout the
• Encourage your children, grandchildren, or other young
people to consider a vocation?