The annual celebration of Derry Diocesan Vocations Week has been extended this year to a nine-day festival of prayer, beginning Saturday, 17th April and concluding on Good Shepherd Sunday, 25th April. In the following reflections we hear how different people are responding to God’s call in their lives.
Carole is Principal of Saint Mary’s Primary School, Killyclogher. Thankful for the gift of her vocation and the privilege she feels it is to be a leader in a Catholic school, Carole shares her journey of discovering and answering God’s call in her life.
Emmett is a husband, father, a Faith Development Coordinator at Saint Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry and a triathlon coach. He encourages trust and prayer in God as the way to discover God’s plan for your life.
Margaret is a mother of 9 children and with her husband Barry established The Mizen Foundation in memory of their beloved son Jimmy. Margaret reflects on the joys and sorrows of her vocation as a mother which led to this outreach, promoting peace and forgiveness.
Charlie is a Consultant Radiologist with the Western Health and Social Care Trust. He is also a member of the Derry Diocesan Youth Commission. Charlie reflects on the important calling everyone has in life and the invaluable contribution each person can make to society.
Aoibhin is a teacher at Saint Joseph’s Boys’ School, Derry. She is Chairperson of HURT (Have Your Tomorrows) a charity which supports people and families impacted by addiction. From her own experience of reaching out and helping others, Aoibhin talks about encouraging her students to discover their vocation and to live lives of service.