It’s Your Call – Start the Conversation on Vocation Sunday
A range of updated resources is available at www.vocations.ireland.anglican.org along with the ‘It’s Your Call’ video which highlights the call to ordained ministry. These resources include posters; Instagram and PowerPoint images; and articles on pathways to ordination, lay ministry, pioneer ministry, and understanding selection.
Anyone with an interest in exploring a vocation to ordained ministry is encouraged to speak with their Rector. The Commission on Ministry is keen that Vocation Sunday continues to be marked this year, even with our current circumstances, and to keep a conversation going in parishes around vocations.
The Central Director of Ordinands, the Revd Canon David Gillespie, said: “This year, Vocation Sunday will be a somewhat scaled down affair, but the Commission on Ministry would encourage rectors to still observe the day in their parishes and to continue the important conversation about the need for vocations.”
Vocation Sunday falls as the dioceses prepare to welcome three people who have answered God’s call. Alistair Doyle and Leonard Madden will be ordained Deacons in Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday September 20. They will serve in Kilternan and Blessington respectively. On the following Sunday, September 27, the Revd Christopher West will be ordained to the Priesthood, also in Christ Church Cathedral. He is being ordained for Curacy in Taney.
Current restrictions mean that the number of people who can join them in Christ Church is strictly limited. However, everyone can join the services online via the cathedral’s webcam at 11am each Sunday – https://christchurchcathedral.ie/worship/video-stream-1/