A diocesan retreat for young adults who are discerning their vocation will be held on
Saturday 11 March in Dalgan Park, Navan.
Registration at 9:30am.
Morning Prayer and Presentations from 10:00am until 5:30pm.
Posters and invitation fliers have been distrubuted to all parishes.
What is the priesthood?
The invitation of Pope Francis to young people:
Today too, as always, the Lord needs you, young people, for his Church. My friends, the Lord needs you! Today too, he is calling each of you to follow him in his Church and to be missionaries. The Lord is calling you today! Not the masses, but you, and you, and you, each one of you. Listen to what he is saying to you in your heart…..
Dear friends, never forget that you are the field of faith! You are Christ’s athletes! You are called to build a more beautiful Church and a better world. Let us lift our gaze to Our Lady.
Mary helps us to follow Jesus, she gives us the example by her own “yes” to God: “I am the servant of the Lord; let it be done to me as you say” (Lk 1:38). All together, let us join Mary in saying to God: let it be done to me as you say. Amen!
The Diocese of Meath wishes to guide you in whatever way we can. We want to help you discover whether or not priesthood is for you. If priesthood is your calling, we will assist you in whatever way we can to fulfill it. Priesthood is not for everyone, but it could be for you. Why not contact us to find out?
Our Vocations Directors are:
Fr Shane Crombie CC
Parochial House, Tullamore, County Offaly
Fr Joseph Campbell CC
St Mary's Parish, Drogheda, County Louth
T: 041 9834958
Prayer for Vocations
Loving God, your Son, Jesus,
has shown us that an open heart finds the way.
Help me to find my way in this world.
Keep my heart open to following Jesus' way of serving others in love.
Give me the courage to accept the guidance you offer me
through my family, my friends, and my parish community.
Through the Holy Spirit, you call me to a particular way of life.
If it is the way of a priest, sister, brother or deacon, then
help me to walk it in joyful service to your people.
With you, my God, I know I can find my way.
O Lord, help me know your will for me
Let your light shine in the depths of my heart
that I may know what you want me to do with my life.
Help me believe that you have a special plan for me.
Lord, I know I pass through this life only once;
help me decide how you want me to make a difference.
Like our Blessed Mother, give me the wisdom to hear your voice
and the courage to answer your call.
Above all give me peace of mind and heart.
I offer this prayer in the name of
Jesus Christ our Lord.