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Vocation Sunday 2022

The Commission on Ministry is encouraging parishes to keep conversations and discussions going around vocations by holding a Vocation Sunday on a date at their discretion.  Parishes may wish to mark Vocation Sunday on one of several occasions in this year’s church calendar – for example, the 7th Sunday after Easter (29th May) just after Ascension Day, Pentecost Sunday (5th June), or in September during the traditional season for ordinations in the Church of Ireland.

Anyone with an interest in exploring a vocation to ordained ministry is encouraged to speak with their Rector in the first instance.  A range of 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 articles on pathways to ordination, lay ministry, pioneer ministry, and understanding selection, and posters for parishes to encourage people to think about the role to which God may be calling them.

Parishes can download the ‘It’s Your Call’ video for offline use at this link.


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