The Society holds regular prayer meetings for vocations and arranges pilgrimages, Eucharistic adoration, congress meetings and retreats so that its members may give witness to Christian living.
The Society works mainly through a branch group which is formed in a parish with the approval of the parish priest. Each branch meets monthly, to pray and to organise the Society’s activities in its community.
The Society assists students for the priesthood from any diocese in the country who are recommended by a board of priests appointed by the four Archbishops in Ireland. We also assist students throughout the world – where the need exists. The Society helps seminarians both spiritually and financially.
The Society’ work is vitally important, as we need priests to celebrate the Sacraments. At present, there is a shortage of priests in Ireland. We must look to the future of our children and grandchildren. We have the responsibility to hand on the Faith – to hand on a love and understanding of the Eucharist. The members pray daily for vocations and through their generosity and that of our benefactors, assist financially the education and support of seminarians. Holy Mass is offered daily for all our members and benefactors living and deceased.
The task of fostering vocations is one that is entrusted to the whole Christian community. By being involved in or supporting St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society you can help in this important work and also support our priests.