The Vocations Icon, an Icon of St. Dominic, started its tour of the Irish Province in October. The first church to visit was Newbridge College in Newbridge and subsequently the icon went to Dundalk where it remained for five weeks. Last weekend the Icon moved to Newry and Fr. Luuk OP, the Vocation Director of the Irish Province, preached at all the Masses to encourage the congregation to pray for vocations. There was a very warm welcome received from all who visited our church in Newry. The Icon will remain in Newry into the new year.
The Icon travels around the province to encourage prayer for vocations to the Dominican Order, and specifically the Irish Province. Please join us in prayer for vocations.
as once you called Saint Dominic to preach the Gospel,
so now, through the intercession of Our Blessed Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and patroness of the Order,
we ask you to send new preachers into your harvest.
Give them the graces necessary to preach with wisdom and courage.
May they be witnesses to your life, death and resurrection, bringing the light of the true faith into the darkness of people’s lives.
You who live and reign for ever and ever.