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Armagh launches new drive for vocations to priesthood

"People regularly make vocational inquiries to our office and we look forward with hope to the future of the diocesan priesthood in Ireland” - Fr Willie Purcell.


“Do not be afraid to proclaim the word ‘vocation’ to young people”

Pope warns religious communities who have stopped using the word because they think young people are scared by it that this is “a strategy doomed to failure.”


17 men begin studies for the priesthood in Irish dioceses

National Vocations Office marks its first anniversary with a national ‘Come and See’ vocations retreat on 23 and 24 November.


The Lord is still calling men to the priesthood, says Bishop Cullinan ahead of Vocations Sunday

We are not victims of chance or swept up in a series of unconnected events. On the contrary, our life and our presence in this world is the fruit of a divine vocation, says Pope Francis.


Make the 13th a date to pray for vocations

“Vocations are born in prayer and only in prayer can they persevere and bear fruit” – Pope Francis.


“Huge increase” in inquiries about vocations

Rise in numbers attending Open Day at Maynooth and among those discerning a vocation.


Twenty new seminarians begin studying for the priesthood

"Be courageous!" President of Maynooth urges student priests.

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