Holy Orders


Sacrament of Holy Orders:  Being a priest in Cork and Ross

Priesthood offers a diverse and challenging way of living a life devoted to God in service to his people. Cork and Ross priests serve people in parishes, hospitals, schools, colleges and a wide range of care organisations.

Priests journey with people as they celebrate the beginning of life and as they mourn it’s ending. They bless the joyous love of couples at Marriage and nourish the steps of children, schools and families as people are prepared for First Confession, First Communion and Confirmation. They are a constant expression of Christ’s selfless love and grace as they minister to people at times of illness, personal crisis, isolation or despair.

The Eucharist, celebrated with the People of God, in church, chapel, classroom, or nursing home is the Christian Community’s source of life and our foretaste of the eternal life to come. It is also the central part of the life of the priest.

Find out more about applying to study to be a priest contact: Fr. Tom Deenihan: Cork and Ross Offices, Redemption Road, Cork, 
Tel: (Diocesan Office) 021 4301717.

Find out more about priesthood in Cork and Ross, contact priesthood@corkandross.org