About
Shop
Contact Us

Seminarians

National Mass of thanksgiving for priests in Westminster

“The uncomfortable things we say need not be judgemental or harsh, but simply counter-cultural.”

2019.06.29.

Bishop Doran pays tribute to St Joseph’s Young Priests Society

“This is an essential part of the mission of the priest; to break for the people the bread of God’s Word as well as the bread of the Eucharist.”

2019.06.24.

Howzat! Vatican XI on cricket tour of England

St Peter’s CC operates under the patronage of the Pontifical Council for Culture because of its role in promoting interfaith dialogue.

2018.07.04.

‘Celibacy is contributing to addictive behaviours among some clergy’

Censured Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery to deliver lecture at Edinburgh University on ‘Celibacy, sexuality and the crisis in the priesthood’.

2018.01.30.

Need for ongoing formation of priests conference is told

“A priest is certainly not the man who arrives into a parish, perfectly packaged, with all the answers."

2017.11.22.

Bishop Monahan highlights Legion of Mary’s role in vocations

19 new seminarians have begun their formation for Irish dioceses, eight of whom have begun a propaedeutic year in locations in Ireland and abroad.

2017.09.26.

“We are priests because God has called us”

Bishop Brendan Kelly ordains Rev Declan Lohan, a former barrister and member of the Legion of Mary and Youth 2000, to the priesthood for ministry in the Diocese of Galway.

2017.07.25.

Diocese to train lay replacements for retiring priests’ admin role

“The present situation of the shortage of vocations, the age profile of the priests and the stress associated with such realities needs serious reflection,” said Bishop Nulty.

2017.06.23.

Think actively about how to cope with reduction in number of priests – Bishop Francis Duffy

Over the next 13 years, 28 of our 53 diocesan priests will reach the retirement age of 75 years. By the time children baptised this year reach Confirmation our diocese will be a very different place.

2017.03.27.

Elphin priest appointed to role at Irish College in Rome

Appointment is a way of saying the Diocese of Elphin believes in the future of the priesthood. “We hope that, in the coming years, we will be able to send seminarians both to the Irish College and to Maynooth” – Bishop Kevin Doran.

2016.12.20.

Killaloe’s bishop elect meets Pope ahead of episcopal ordination

Audience came at the end of formation course for new bishops organised by the Congregation for Bishops and the Congregation for the Oriental Churches.

2016.09.21.

‘Treating adults like children is no preparation for priesthood’

In an article questioning what lessons have learned from the Maynooth fiasco, Fr Brendan Hoban is highly critical of Irish bishops who accept unsuitable candidates.

2016.09.11.

Maynooth to undergo review of policies and independent audit

Trustees order seminary authorities to evaluate and review policy relating to “the appropriate use of the internet and social media”.

2016.08.25.

Bishop Denis Nulty prays for aspiring seminarians

"There must be learning, discerning and maturing in one’s journey, but parallel to it there must also be a rootedness in a diocese or a congregation where an individual one day hopes to minister and serve."

2016.08.13.

Maynooth crisis raises questions about model of seminary formation

“I think the days of a big big seminary are over. I think if anything good comes from this it is an examination of a better way” - Fr Brendan Purcell.

2016.08.07.

15 US seminarians to transfer to Irish College in Rome

American canon lawyer, Fr Tom Doyle says he has great respect for Archbishop Diarmuid Martin's judgement.

2016.08.05.

‘Courageously proclaim the Gospel in word & deed’

President of St Patrick’s College Maynooth hopes nine new deacons will build up the ‘Body of Christ’ as they “serve the people of God in their various dioceses".

2016.05.30.

Persecuted Church in Pakistan sees vocations boom

Lahore seminary rector sees increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life as “a sign of God's blessing” who is “always close to his people.”

2016.05.05.

Pope ordains 11 to the priesthood on Vocations Sunday

‘God has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another. No one is unimportant to God.'

2016.04.18.

Irish seminarians to serve at Easter Vigil with Pope

Ceremony can be watched live on EWTN Television or on the Vatican Television livestream from 19.30 Irish time.

2016.03.20.

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.

‘Priesthood must not be treated as a job’: Pope

Priests should be “authoritative, not authoritarian; firm, but not hard; joyful, but not superficial…in short, shepherds, not functionaries”.

2015.11.21.

17 men begin studies for priesthood in Maynooth

New batch of seminarians is up on last year's cohort of 14 and brings the total number of resident seminarians training in Maynooth to sixty.

2015.08.25.

Timor Leste celebrates 500 years of Catholicism

The Church has provided great spiritual, human and material support to the people making a decisive contribution towards Timor Leste’s process of liberation.

2015.08.14.

Pope warns criminals against using religion

External forms of piety without “a real conversion are not enough to be considered in communion with Christ and his Church”.

2015.02.23.

Priests must reclaim their voice on vocations: Bishop

“If we as priests don’t encourage this culture of discernment, the young men who want to become priests ... will slip through the cracks.”

2014.11.16.

Irish Church benefits from mature vocations

Three of this summer’s ordinations range in age from late 40s to mid 60s.

2014.07.21.

Twenty new seminarians begin studying for the priesthood

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

2013.08.27.
Online Shop