Priesthood / Diaconate


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For those who experience the vocational call to ordained ministry in the Church the Sacrament of Holy Orders sets apart, through the laying on of hands, the deacon, priest, or bishop for ministry among God’s people. Those who receive this Sacrament are called to humbly minister the gift of the Lord’s love through proclaiming the Word, through service of the community especially the poor and the sick, by presiding at the celebration of the Sacraments, leading the community in prayer and in showing Christian leadership by modelling their own lives on the compassionate Christ who came not to be served but to serve.

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:

Fr Jim Murphy P.P.
19 Dean Street, Kilkenny
Tel: (059) 772 1533