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St. Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society

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St Josephs Young Priest’s Society exists to help student clerics on their journey to Priesthood. The Society fosters vocations to the priesthood and religious 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.

The Society holds prayer meetings for the vocations and arranges pilgrimages, Eucharistic adoration, vigils, seminars and retreats so that its members may give witness to Christian living.

The Society works through a branch group which is formed in the parish with the approval of the parish priest. Each branch meets monthly, to pray and to organise the Societys activities in its community.

Local Branches

The task of fostering vocations depends on the whole Christian community. By being involved in St. Josephs Young Priests Society we can help in this important work and also support our priests.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society has hundreds of branches all over Ireland.

If you are interested in finding your nearest St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society branch, please contact us for details on 01 676 2593 or email:

You will be most welcome.

Global reach of SJYPS

The Society helps 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 help students throughout the world – where the need exists. The Society helps seminarians both spiritually and financially.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society has helped out colleges from around the world. Countries include Brazil, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Gambia, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Korea, Liberia, Lithuania, Malawi, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Further Information Contact:

Head Office
St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society
23 Merrion Square,
Dublin 2

Tel: +353 1 676 25 93