19 new seminarians have begun their formation for Irish dioceses, eight of whom have begun a propaedeutic year in locations in Ireland and abroad.
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.
Deacon Declan Lohan, a former barrister, is to be ordained a priest for service in his home diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora.
“We have regional meetings throughout the year and (this year) all past records have been broken in terms of numbers, which have just been huge."
“It is one of the few movements really reaching out to the under eighteens. We want to reach young people as early as possible and share this good news with them.”
Irish Church may “look at the way we do marriage preparation and to what extent our families are involved in preparing new families for marriage” - Primate.