Men considering a vocation to the priesthood are invited to attend an open day on 3rd May in St Patrick’s College Maynooth – which is Vocations Sunday.


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Open Day invitiation – 3rd May 2009

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Saint Patrick’s Seminary is delighted to announce for the first time, an OPEN DAY invitiation to all men discerning a Vocation to the Catholic Priesthood. The Day is on Vocation Sunday, 3rd May 2009 which marks the end of the ‘Year of Vocation’.

It is not necessary to notify or pre-book your intention to accept and there is no cost involved to you. You are very welcome to arrive on the day unannounced and anonymous, if you wish. It is also not necessary to consult with your Parish Priest or a Diocesan Vocation Director,whose attendance is optional but all are welcome.

Open Day schedule

The Open Day begins in the afternoon at 14:30 and the itinerary is as follows;

14:30 Welcome Guests in Renehan Hall in the Seminary, with tea and coffee

14:50 Brief Introduction talk by a seminarist
15:00 Film ‘A Day in the Life of a Seminarian’

15:30 President/Director of Formation deliver a Talk.
Testimonies from some students on their discernment road
and academic and non-academic backround to St Patrick’s.
16:00 Question and Answers from the floor addressed to the Director/President and students

16:30 Tour of College including resident quarters
17:15 Mass
18:00 Supper in Pugin Hall and thanking all for attending.

Open Day – further information

If further information is required please email

Vocations in Kildare & Leighlin Diocese

If you wish to know about the path to priesthood in this diocese, please feel free to contact

Fr. Ruairi o Domhnaill

Tel: 045 434069

There a range of articles about vocation on this website, including some adidio interviews

Click on link to access the Vocations section on

Click on the Vocations tag to see all vocations material from across this website

Permanent Diaconate

Men interested in becoming candidates for the permanent diaconate for service in our diocese are also welcome to contact Fr Ruairi.

Click on link for more information about Permanent Diaconate in K&L

Prayer to know my vocation

My Lord and my God,
you are Love itself, the source of all love and goodness.

Out of love you created me to know you, to love you,
and to serve you in a unique way, as no one else can.
I believe that you have a plan for my life,
that you have a mission in your Kingdom reserved for me alone.

Lord grant me the light of grace I need to see the next step in Your plan;
grant me the generosity necessary to follow your call;
and grant me the courage required to take up my cross and to follow you.

Show me your will, O gentle and eternal God, and help me to say with Mary,
I am the servant of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word.
Let me say with Jesus, Let not my will be done, but yours.