Armagh diocese to host two vocation events

Armagh Diocesan Vocations Team have organised two upcoming events to give people a chance to hear testimonies of vocational calls.

Entitled ‘Great people, great stories, come and listen!’, the evenings will take place on Thursday, April 23 in The Synod Hall, Armagh and Wednesday, April 29 in The Parochial Centre, Fairhill Rd, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone at 8pm.

The evenings will include music and prayer and two special testimonies will be given. Bro. Ronan Lennon and Martina Purdy will be the guest speakers in Armagh. Bro. Ronan has been a religious brother with St John of God Brothers for the last number of years. He has worked a lot with the sick and he’s the former provincial of the order and Martina is a former journalist with the BBC and she’s now a postulant with the Sisters of Adoration and Reparation in Belfast.

Deacon Kevin Duffy and Sr Fiona Galligan will be the guest speakers in Cookstown. Deacon Kevin is married with two children and he was ordained a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of Armagh last year. He’s currently ministering in the parish of Magherafelt, Co. Derry. Sr Fiona has been a Sister of Mercy for the last number of years and she works as a chaplain in Craigavon Area Hospital and St John of God Hospice, Newry, Co. Down.

After the testimonies are shared during the evenings, there will be an opportunity for questions and reflection and refreshments will be served.