New Vocation Website Launch on Vocations Sunday
The diocese of Ferns is to launch a new vocations website on Sunday May 15 in conjunction with Vocations Sunday.
In a statement this week, the Ferns Diocesan office said, “Mass goers in the Diocese of Ferns have been praying a Diocesan prayer for vocations over the past number of weeks and promotional material and posters on vocations has been distributed throughout the Diocese. The new website is designed to complement these efforts and to answer any questions that might arise on the subject.”
It also provides contact information for those who wish to have the opportunity to talk things over with the vocations director in the Diocese.
As well as addressing some frequently asked questions on the subject of vocations the new website also includes testimony from clergy and clerical students in the diocese to persuade potential new recruits to the priesthood. Currently the vocations director for the diocese is the parish priest of Crossbeg parish, Fr Jim Finn, while Fr Odhran Furlong, who is currently curate in Rathgarogue, is the creator of the new vocations website and who will also update it.
The diocese is no stranger to adapting to modern methods of communication. Last year Barntown curate Fr John Carroll created a Facebook site for his parish, which currently has almost 700 friends.
The new vocations website can be accessed from Sunday onwards at www.fernsvocations.ie.
by Sean Ryan