Every parish in the Hamilton Diocese has been invited to participate in the Novena of Masses for Vocations for the priesthood for our diocese, in preparation for the annual Vocations Weekend in December at Ngakuru.

I have fond memories of the Novena of Masses which was celebrated every year in St Mary Immaculate Parish in Tauranga. The Novena of Masses is a wonderful opportunity to pray for priestly vocations, for our seminarians and for men who are discerning their calling. We can’t underestimate the value of prayer and especially theMass.

The Novena begins on Saturday the 13th October and ends on Saturday the 8th of December, the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  We pray that the ‘Lord of the harvest’ will bless our diocese with many priestly vocations now and in the future.


Kind regards and God bless
Father Eamon Kennedy
5th September 2012