“If we as priests don’t encourage this culture of discernment, the young men who want to become priests ... will slip through the cracks.”
Results of feedback from 18-month listening survey in diocese's parishes highlights a range of concerns among young and old.
“We need to help priests recover their confidence in themselves and their priestly ministry” - Fr Stephen Langridge tells diocesan vocations directors.
"It is a decision that I have not come to lightly, but it is one that I make with love and great joy" - Martina Purdy.
Priests, Religious and lay people promote faith and mission alongside all things agricultural.
Two men and one woman join the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) and the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (OLSH).
Dominican warns priests' association that they are contributing to the vocations crisis.
Three of this summer’s ordinations range in age from late 40s to mid 60s.
Full–time vocations director and vicar to support and care for priests appointed.
Fr Seán’s experience of family life has the potential to be an enormous help to many people he may encounter in his priesthood: Bishop Nulty
Bishop-elect Kevin Doran pays tribute to Bishop Jones' 20 years at the helm.
After this month's ordination Limerick will wait five or six years more for another ordination.
Those interested in religious life looking for strong sense of community, prayer, Eucharist and a clear identity in the order.
Ascension Day is feast of hope. God's plan for the whole world is slowly but surely being rolled out, says Cardinal.
As average age increases, "we must take necessary steps to invite others to hear the Lord’s call to serve as deacons," says bishop.
"First and foremost I am a priest," says Youtube sensation.
“The visit was very friendly and cordial and very warmly supportive of the seminary community.”
Church cannot be concerned with self preservation but must 'be' good news to the world.
"Potential vocations are all around us."
Nearly 100 men and women entered seminaries and religious houses in 2013.
“To choose a life as a priest or religious in contemporary Ireland is a radical option, although a hugely fulfilling one.” – Bishop McKeown.
Rise in numbers attending Open Day at Maynooth and among those discerning a vocation.
Programme filmed at Ireland's only female Cistercian monastery over the course of a year.
Order recognises need for time and resources to promote vocations.
"Bishop Donal brings many gifts to his new role": Archbishop Eamon Martin.
Diocesan Eucharistic Adoration Committees now complete in Clonfert and Killaloe
Pontiff tells leaders of religious orders they should not tolerate corruption.
Call for ‘culture of discernment’ to accompany young people on journey to religious life.
The Irish Dominican friars have 19 men in initial formation.
"I felt called to religious life when I converted to the Catholic faith at university in Cambridge."