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“I am often asked, especially by young people, why I became a Priest. Maybe some of you would like to ask the same question. Let me try briefly to reply. I must begin by saying that it is impossible to explain entirely. For it remains a mystery, even to myself. How does one explain the ways of God? Yet, I know that, at a certain point in my life, I became convinced that Christ was saying to me what he has said to thousands before me: "Come, follow me!" There was a clear sense that what I heard in my heart was no human voice, nor was it just an idea of my own. Christ was calling me to serve him as a Priest"

"And you can probably tell that I am deeply grateful to God for my vocation to the Priesthood. Nothing means more to me or gives me greater joy than to celebrate Mass each day and to serve God's people in the Church. That has been true since the day of my ordination as a Priest. Nothing has ever changed, not even becoming Pope."

- Pope John Paul II

If you are thinking about priesthood or religious life please contact Fr Gerry or Fr Brendan who will be happy to talk to you.

Alternatively, for more information contact, Fr Shane Crosbie ( in Navan parish or Fr Joe Campbell ( in Mullingar parish.” 

Below are some links which may be helpful:


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