Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth will host an OPEN DAY on Vocation Sunday, 25th April 2010. This day gives young men considering priesthood as a way of life the opportunity to meet with seminarians and College staff.


14:30 Welcome guests to the Seminary in Renehan Hall – Tea & Coffee served.

14:50 Brief introduction talk by a Seminarian.

15:00 View short video “A Day in the Life of a Seminarian”. Filmed on location in St. Patrick’s College by Seminarians

15:30 Testimonies from seminarians, from various back-grounds, regarding their discernment journey to seminary

16:00 President Monsignor Hugh Connolly Speech with Questions & Answers from the floor.

16:30 Tour of St Patrick’s College, including resident quarters

17:15 Mass, including homily from a Deacon

18:00 Supper in Pugin Hall dining room

The Call to Diocesan Priesthood

There are many guides and supports to those who wish to discern a Call to Priesthood and Religious Life. Each Diocese and Religious Order have a person named as Vocation Director who assists and meets with those who wish to pursue a vocation. In the case of diocesan priesthood, if one wishes to become a seminarian, one applies to a particular Diocese. If a diocese chooses to accept a candidate that person is then sent for a period of formation to a seminary.

Further Information

For more information in relation to the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin please contact

Fr. Ruairi o Domhnaill
Tel: 045 434069

The following sites give information on supports available for those discerning a vocation in Ireland.