During the summer, I caught up with Rev. Eric Cooney and Fr Willie Purcell of the National Vocations Office who spoke about their work in promoting vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Eric and Willie will lead a Diocesan Conference here in Ferns on 5th February next year specifically on the theme of vocations to the diocesan priesthood. On Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th of November this year, they have organised a 'Come and See' weekend for anyone exploring the possibility of a call to the diocesan priesthood. This takes place at Mount St Anne's, Portarlington, Co. Laois. The weekend will begin on Friday at 6pm and conclude on the Saturday at 4pm. For more details, see the brochure and poster above or contact Fr Billy Swan, Ferns Director of Vocations on 087-1225407.
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