The vocations promoters for the Dominican family in Ireland (nuns, sisters, friars and laity) have organised a one-day event to mark the 'Year of Vocation'. The event will take place on the feast of Saint Albert the Great (November 15th, 2008) in St. Mary's Priory, Tallaght, Dublin 24.
The keynote address entitled 'You will be my witnesses - the story of our common vocation as Dominicans' will be given by fr John Harris OP. This address will have responses from four members of the Dominican family. Continuing on this theme of Dominican vocation a friar, nun, sister and member of the Dominican laity will present their vocation stories.
A Dominican family calendar will be formally launched and a specially commissioned piece of music to honour the Dominican contribution to the 'Year of Vocation' will also be launched as part of the celebrations of the day.
The central part of the one-day event will be the celebration of the Eucharist. The auxiliary bishop of Dublin, Eamonn Walsh, will be the chief celebrant and homilist.
Over 100 members of the Dominican family are expected to attend. It is an event that I very much look forward to.