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Calendar for the Year of Prayer and Vocation 2017-18 Minimize

Fishing boat on lake, sunlight reflected2017

December 3rd, Launch – DVD - First Sunday of Advent

Month of Prayer for the Diocese – our two patrons, Mary Immaculate, Thomas Becket

Immaculate Conception Mass – 8th December - 7pm, Cathedral


January Month of Prayer for Christian Unity, our shared baptism

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18th-25th January

February Month of Prayer for Consecrated Life

and their vocation within the church - Friday, 2nd February

March Month of Prayer for Repentance and Forgiveness

Encourage 24 Hours for the Lord [9/10 March] during Lent in parishes    

April Month of Prayer celebrating our Baptismal Vocation especially the contribution of single people to the Church - 

April 1 – Easter Sunday

May Month of Prayer for preparing for confirmation, and all confirmed

and their vocation within the church

- May 20 – Pentecost and its novena

June Month of Prayer for our Vocations to ministry in the Church

priesthood, diaconate, lay ministries

Jubilarians’ Mass – 8th June 

+Peter’s 50th priestly anniversary

Walsingham Pilgrimage – 9th June

July Month of Prayer for our Sick and Housebound and those who care for them

and their vocation within the church   

August Month of Prayer for Marriage and Family Life - material to be supplied

World Meeting of Families, 22-27 August. www.worldmeeting2018.ie

Lourdes Pilgrimage – 24-31 August

September  Month of Prayer before the Eucharist – www.catholicnews.org.uk/adoremus2018

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress 7-9th September

October Month of Prayer for our schools, for our young people

and their vocation within the church. 

Catholic Schools Week

Rome Synod - "Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment."   

November Month of Prayer for all who have died,

for those who have helped us live our baptismal vocation   

December   Sunday 2nd, First Sunday of Advent, DVD to close the Year 

Saturday 8, Immaculate Conception – Closing Mass. 

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