Pope Francis

  • Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) – Apostolic Exhortation published by Pope Francis                       Click here
  • Message for Lent 2014: “He became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich” (cf. 2 Cor 8:9)    Click here 
  • Message for Vocations Sunday 2014: “Vocations, Witness to the Truth”                                                                       Click here

Church documents for priestly formation

Second Vatican Council Documents:

  • Decree on Priestly Training. . . (Optatum totius) (1965) Click here 
  • Decree on the Ministry and Life of Priests. . . (Presbyterorum ordinis) (1965) Click here 

Papal Documents:
Pope Pius XI, Encyclical Letter on the Catholic Priesthood. . . (Ad Catholici Sacerdotii) (1935) Click here 
Pope Paul VI, Encyclical Letter on the Celibacy of Priests. . . (Sacerdotalis coelibatus) (1967) Click here 
Pope John Paul II, Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Formation of Priests in the Circumstances of the Present Day. . . (Pastores dabo vobis) (1992) Click here
Pope John Paul II, Encyclical Letter Veritatis splendor. . . (1993) Click here 
Pope John Paul II, Apostolic Letter on Reserving Priestly Ordination to Men Alone. . . (Ordinatio sacerdotalis) (1994) Click here 
Pope John Paul II, Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Consecrated Life and its Mission in the Church and in the World. . . (Vita consacrata) (1996) Click here 
Pope John Paul II, Encyclical Letter on the Relationship between Faith and Reason. . . (Fides et ratio) (1998)   Click here 

Diocesan Links: 
Link to all the dioceses in Ireland click here
Diocesan Vocations Directors click here