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Two priests and two deacons ordained on Epiphany

“It is possible to create safe spaces for those who think alike and who may come to feel that because they are like-minded they have discovered to right way.”

2016.01.07.

Mechanic says life experiences will benefit priesthood

Thirty-nine-year-old Co Offaly native Rev Noel Weir will be ordained to the priesthood next Sunday by Bishop Michael Smith of Meath.

2015.11.29.

Bishop Nulty presides at ordination of Jesuit priest

"The renewal of the Irish Church will be strengthened by the determination of men who see priesthood as a second life choice and respond generously."

2015.11.26.

Priestly celibacy is not just ‘part of the package’

The vocation to priesthood and celibacy have been conjoined in the Catholic Church "for a very long time and for good reasons" - Bishop Brendan Leahy.

2015.10.08.

Former seminary to host international reunion

For the first time ever, former students who did not reach ordination, have also been invited back to international reunion at St Patrick's College Thurles.

2015.08.09.

200th anniversary of the ordination of St John Vianney

Dublin parish to honour Curé d’Ars’ feast day and his priesthood with a novena.

2015.08.02.

Limerick priest bids to save famous New York church

112 parishes in the Archdiocese of New York to be merged with a neighbouring parish due to declining finances and falling church attendances.

2015.08.01.

Bishop Phonsie presides at his first ordination

Fr Shane (27) is the newest priest in Waterford & Lismore and one of fifteen ordinations to the Irish Church this summer in what has been a bumper year for vocations.

2015.07.20.

Berkeley tragedy showed positive face of priesthood

Tragic event and its aftermath saw many priests willing to minister to the families “at a time of desolation for them”: Bishop Crean.

2015.07.06.

Cloyne ordination is one of five this weekend

Priests ordained for Armagh, Cashel & Emly, Clogher and Cloyne.

2015.07.05.

Former hurler to be ordained to the priesthood

Four men to be ordained this weekend for the dioceses of Armagh, Cashel & Emly and Clogher.

2015.07.03.

Four new priests ordained for the Irish Church

Ordination of Fr Brian Griffin for service in Ossory is the first ordination in the diocese for 14 years.

2015.06.30.

Bishops offer condolences to Sousse tragedy families

Larry & Martina Hayes and Lorna Carty were “among those whose lives were stolen from them in a mindless act of violence" - Bishop Doran.

2015.06.29.

Do not be afraid to answer God’s call: Bishop Duffy

"For some, God is an irrelevance, for some an irritant and for others an invention. For those who have faith, God is the centre of all things.”

2015.06.23.

Bishop Michael Smith meets Pope Francis

Fourth deacon ordained for the Diocese of Meath as Navan prepares for next Sunday's ordination of Rev Robert McGivney.

2015.06.22.

New priest ordained for Diocese of Killaloe

Fr Michael Geraghty is the youngest priest in Killaloe. He will spend his summer helping the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes followed by a stint of missionary work in Africa.

2015.06.16.

New priest ordained for the diocese of Derry

"Sow generously in season and out of season. Leave worries about the growth to the Lord," Bishop Donal McKeown tells newly ordained Fr Seán O'Donnell.

2015.06.15.

14 ordinations to priesthood underway in Irish Church

Nine new deacons and 14 ordinations to the priesthood contribute to a "remarkable year" for Maynooth.

2015.06.01.

Nine deacons to be ordained in Maynooth today

The nine are from the dioceses of Armagh, Clogher, Cork & Ross, Derry, Down & Connor, Galway (2), and Meath (2).

2015.05.31.

New priest ordained for Down and Connor

“We need to keep alive among us a spirit of care and support for our priests, as numbers diminish, priests grow older and pastoral expectations increase”: Bishop Treanor.

2015.05.05.

New bishop of Waterford & Lismore installed

“We put ourselves at the service of others especially those most in need in our society: the poor, the sick, the vulnerable, those who feel alienated from God”.

2015.04.13.

Six deacons ordained for the Dominicans

“The credibility of how you preach the message of Jesus in today’s society will depend on the sensitivity of the language you use" - Archbishop Martin.

2015.03.16.

Jesuit honours Archbishop Romero’s witness

"Romero saw the struggle for justice in his country as a struggle against forces that were not simply political and economic, but demonic."

2015.02.16.

Three Jesuit deacons ordained in Dublin

“We will not heal those whose lives have drifted from Jesus Christ by throwing books of dogma at them," warns Archbishop Martin.

2015.01.05.

Archbishop ordains Passionist to the diaconate

One of the particular themes Pope Francis stresses is that the call to be Christians begins on the periphery.

2014.12.14.

Plaque will honour first Black Santa

Dean Sammy Crooks, who died in a road accident in 1986, staged his first Christmas sit-out for charities in 1976, establishing a tradition continued by all his successors.

2014.11.29.

New priest ordained for Cork and Ross

Ordination of Fr Marius O'Reilly on Sunday is the second for the diocese this year.

2014.11.25.

Silverstream Benedictines celebrate ordination

Order was established in Co Meath in 2009 and is seeking funding to allow it to cater for new recruits.

2014.11.10.

Second ordination in two weeks for Meath

Nine students currently studying for the priesthood in the diocese - one of the highest number in the country.

2014.09.29.

NI is still not a society at peace with itself: Bishop

Ceasefires and decommissioning in people's hearts needed Bishop Donal McKeown warns.

2014.09.01.
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