During the 3 years up to June 2019, in addition to support through prayer, our Society provided financial support to an average of 81 Irish and 556 Overseas Seminarians annually. In the same period the average number of ordinations to the priesthood annually was 12 Irish and 135 Overseas Seminarians who had been supported. The seminarians from overseas are located in various dioceses in Africa, India, Eastern Europe, Asia, Philippines and South America. Click for details
The cost of the financial support provided over the 3 year period was almost €2m.
Apart from a small number of paid office staff, 1 whole-time and 2 part-time, all officers and members of the Society give of their time on a fully voluntary basis and overheads are kept to an absolute minimum.”