• Pope Francis

    • God calls you to make definitive choices, and He has a plan for each of you: to discover that plan and to respond to your vocation is to move toward personal fulfilment.

    • Ephesians 4:1

    • "I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called."

    • Pope Francis

    • To be Saints is not a privilege for the few, but a Vocation for everyone.

Category archives: News

  • Thursday 4th May 2017, from 7.30pm – 10pm.  The Vigil will conclude with Mass at 9pm.  To view the event details please click here: http://vocationsdownandconnor.org/event/eucharistic-prayer-vigil/
  • Ordination of Rev James O’Reilly on 12 June 2016 James O’Reilly was ordained to the priesthood on Sunday 12 June 2016. Bishop Noel Treanor celebrated the Ordination Ceremony in James’s home parish of Christ the Redeemer in Lagmore, Belfast. James is a son of Patricia an[...]
  • The Greek word for Church is ekklesia, which means those who are ‘called forth’ by the Lord or those who are ‘called from all nations’.  Together we become, as St Paul says, the “Body of Christ” with Christ as the head. This image helps us to understand that, just as God is a com[...]
  • Apply to be part of Living Youth’s Habitat for Humanity Team 2016 Would you like to be part of the Living Youth Habitat for Humanity team 2016? The team will be travelling to Ethiopia, next summer for two weeks, from the 8th until the 22nd August (subject to change depending on [...]
  • In the Adoration Convent ,Falls Road, Belfast on August 6, 2015, Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ, postulants, Elaine Kelly and Martina Purdy will become novices and aspirant, Anne Cahalan will be received as a postulant. Our prayers and warmest best wishe[...]
  • Dominic McGrattan was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Noël Treanor on Sunday 29th June in the parish of Portaferry. Dominic spent one year in the 'wing' at St. Malachy's College followed by five years of training in Philosophy and Theology in Rome. HOMILY OF FATHER DOMI[...]
  • Rev Conor McCarthy was ordained to the priesthood on Sunday 28th June 2015 in the parish of St Anne's. Homily Solemnity  of  Saints  Peter  and  Paul,  MMXV  (First  Mass) As  you  may  imagine,  the  homily  of  your  first  mass  is  one  that  we  might  imagine  time  [...]
  • The Diocese of Down and Connor congratulates Fr Andrew Black who was ordained to the priesthood on 3 May 2015 by Bishop Noel Treanor in St Columcille’s Church, Holywood. Please find below some photos from the celebration and also from his first Mass which he celebrated on 4 May 2[...]
  • FOR THE 52nd WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS 26 APRIL 2015 - FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER Theme: Exodus, a fundamental experience of vocation Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Fourth Sunday of Easter offers us the figure of the Good Shepherd who knows his sheep: he calls them, he [...]
  • Christ’s invitation to priesthood is an invitation to a way of life that is athletic in its intensity and heroic in its form. Discern the call. In this short film, Father Robert Barron and the seminarians of Mundelein Seminary present the demands and the joy of the priestly vocat[...]
  • The Sisters of Adoration have launched their brand new website. To contact them and receive further information about the order please visit www.adorationsisters.info or contact +44(0)2890 325 668.