Priesthood/Permanent Diaconate (Holy Orders)

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“Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so am I sending you.” Is Jesus trying to send you to proclaim his truth and peace as a priest, sister or brother? Speak to your local priest or Diocesan Vocations Director, or email the National Vocations Office: email:

If you have an interest finding out more about the path to priesthood or the permanent diaconate in this diocese, you are very welcome to contact our Diocesan Vocations Director: Very Rev. Enda Cunningham,

Assistant Vocations Director:

Fr. Séamus McEntee

Director of Diaconate:

Very Rev. John Gilligan:

Tel: (01) 808 7561  Email:

Assistant Directors to Diaconate

Fr. Joe Mullen & Reverend Deacon Noel Ryan

Tel: (01) 857 4198


Religious life ought to promote growth in the church by way of attraction. The church must be attractive. Wake up the world! Be witnesses of a different way of doing things, of acting, of living! . . . It is this witness that I expect of you. Religious should be men and women who are able to wake the world up.

—Pope Francis, meeting with the Union of Superiors General, November 29, 2013