Posted on 06 February 2017
Two groups who are working hard in the Diocese for the promotion of vocations to the priesthood met over this past weekend. Members of the Eucharistic Adoration Apostolate met on Saturday while promoters of the St. Joseph's Young Priests' Society came together on Sunday afternoon.
On Saturday morning the committee responsible for the promotion of the Eucharistic Adoration Apostolate met in the Town Centre Oratory in Shannon. When established by Bishop O'Reilly a few years ago he asked them to pray in a special way for vocations to the priesthood in the diocese of Killaloe. Since that time almost two thirds of the parishes in the Diocese are participating on a regular basis in formal Eucharistic Adoration. The fruits of their prayers are to be seen in the increase in the number of students studying for priesthood in the Diocese of Killaloe. There is also an increase in the number of men discerning the possibility of beginning their studies in the coming year.
Killaloe representatives of the St. Joseph's Young Priests' Society came together in St. Joseph's Church in Ennis on Sunday afternoon together with Bishop Fintan and Fr. Iggy McCormack who is their Spiritual Director and Vocations Director for their Diocese. St. Joseph's Young Priests Society is a Catholic lay organisation which exists to help student clerics on their journey to priesthood. The Society fosters vocations to the priesthood and religous life. It assists students for the priesthood both financially and by prayer. It promotes the vocation of the laity and fosters a greater understanding and love of the Mass.
If you would like to become involved in the ministry of either of these groups you can contact Fr. Iggy McCormack on 086 277 7139.