A well-known lay organisation’s national congress will focus both on the challenging times the Church currently faces, and plans for the future.
St Joseph’s Young Priests Society (SJYPS) will hold their congress in Dublin City University from August 24-25.
The society decided on the theme ‘Be not afraid – the Lord is my shepherd’, saying they feel it reflects the current challenging times for the Church in Ireland and also for society.
Speakers include Fr David Vard of Portlaoise parish, Ireland’s youngest priest, Baroness Nuala O’Loan, member of the House of Lords and former Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, Fr Michael Mullaney, President of St Patrick’s College Maynooth and David Quinn of the Iona Institute and contributor in The Irish Catholic.
The purpose of the SJYPS is to foster vocations to the priesthood and to financially assist in their education.
In addition, they seek to promote the vocation of the laity and foster a greater understanding and love for the Eucharist.
Anyone interested in attending on either day can contact the SJYPS at 01 676 2593 or email firstname.lastname@example.org