At this time of year, most priests celebrate the anniversaries of their ordinations. The following poem was written by Patricia McNally and is dedicated to all priests at this time. Patricia is a member of St Aidan's Cathedral Pastoral Council and is a member of the Ferns Lay Vocations Council
Thank You For Your Vocation Thank you for your Vocation, For hearing God's special Call. For listening to his Voice, and trusting in it all. A path he placed before you, One which was unknown. It took courage and commitment to consider it your own. And now you are the Shepherd, the Shepherd of his flock, And his love flows out around you As you make His word your rock And so many lives have changed, because you gave yours to him, Life has filled his people as you cast away their sin. The ripples they have strengthened, as they reach across the stream, that one whisper spoken, Has opened up God's Dream. So go forth now with courage, and trust, and do not fear, for God Shepherds all his Shepherds, to him they are so dear. So Thank You for your Vocation It's more than just a role It's the giving of your heart And also of your Soul.