Promoting Vocations


St. Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society is a Catholic lay organisation which exists to help student clerics on their journey to priesthood. The Society fosters vocations to the priesthood and religous life. It assists students for the priesthood both financially and by prayer. It promotes the vocation of the laity and fosters a greater understanding and love of the Mass.

Last year the Society supported 797 seminarians worldwide and saw 171 ordinations to the priesthood.

The Society was introduced to the Diocese of Kilmore over 60 years ago by Bishop Patrick Lyons. The first branch, set up in the parish of Urney and Annagelliffe, is still active. Since that time the society has established branches throughout the diocese, with the aim to be active in each parish in the diocese.

The society can be contacted locally by telephoning 049-4331362 or 086 2594628 or by email.

National Head Office 01 6762593 email

St. Joseph’s Young Priest Society Home Page.