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Vocations Holy Hour - God calls young people to holiness

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The Derry Diocesan Vocations team has organised a series of monthly 'Holy Hours' to mark the Columban Celebrations of 2021.

The 'Holy Hours' will focus on the example of men and women who have lived their lives by faithfully answering God's call. Like St Columba, these courageous disciples were not afraid to set out into the deep. They dared to say "Yes" to God.

Jesus knocks on the door of our hearts. Will we be brave enough to embrace the adventure in life which God wills for each one of us?

Blessed Carlo Acutis Holy Hour for Vocations 

On the second Thursday of each month, at 8:00pm, from churches throughout the diocese, we will have an opportunity to learn from the lives of a variety of holy men and women who embraced their vocation to serve God in the circumstances of their daily lives.

On Thursday, 14 January 2021 in St Pius X Church, Moville, Co Donegal, Fr Pat O'Hagan led a time of prayer, celebrating the life and vocation of Carlo Acutis. The 'Holy Hour' was broadcast on the parish webcam for the people of the parish, for the diocese and, thanks to the internet, for the whole world! To view the broadcast click the play button on the video image below.


Carlo Acutis: An interview with his mother Antonia about his life and devotion to the Eucharist. 

Carlo Acutis was a young teenage who died in 2006. He was beatified on 10 October 2020 in Assisi, Italy.

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