The feast of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, continually reminds us of the need for more Priestly vocations. No Priests, no Mass, it is as simple as that.

Jesus leaves us a challenging example to follow. He washes the disciples’ feet – an example of humility. Humility is a wonderful virtue to have. To be Catholic we always need to be humble. A vocation to the Priesthood is also a call to humility.

Priests essentially are unable to do their job without humility. They need to follow the example of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet. Humility is the virtue one needs to have to become a Priest. Without humility Priests will fall into sin.

So today we ask ourselves what do Priests do? They wash the disciples’ feet. They are called to be humble servants for the Lord.

Men discerning a vocation to the Priesthood need to have the virtue of humility. Let us pray for more Priestly Vocations this Holy Thursday so we may always have the Mass and Sacraments.

Kind regards and God bless

18th April 2014

Vocations Director

Fr. Eamon Kennedy