Posts from June 2015

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Bishop Francis Duffy 21 June 2015

This is a great time to be a Catholic priest, in Ireland. Every context presents opportunities as Pope Francis put it to ‘go out to the outskirts where there is suffering’. + Francis Duffy

Ordination of Rev. Seamus O’Rourke for the Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise

On Sunday 21 June 2015 Rev Seamus O’Rourke was ordained as a priest for service in the Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois. Below is the homily of Bishop Francis Duffy from the ordination Mass. Homily of Bishop Francis Duffy I recall reading a copy of ‘Siolta’, Maynooth College’s in-house magazine a few years ago. It […]

14 ordinations to priesthood underway in Irish Church

Article from Catholic Ireland By Sarah Mac Donald – 01 June, 2015 Nine new deacons and 14 ordinations to the priesthood contribute to a “remarkable year” for Maynooth. Sean O’Donnell,Seamus O’Rourke and Brian Slater lying prostrate during the Ceremony Fourteen ordinations to the priesthood have or will take place in the coming weeks in the Irish Church. […]

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on priesthood | 3 June 2015

We talk of a crisis in vocations.  How do we say to a young man in today’s world that being a priest is a worthwhile vocation that it is worth the effort of renouncing many aspects of life and giving oneself totally to the Lord?  One answer is visible here in the faces and in […]

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ordains two new priests in Archdiocese of Dublin

The Archdiocese of Dublin will have two new priests today as Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ordains Paul Glennon and Chris Derwin to the Diocesan priesthood.  The ordinations take place on the Feast Day of St. Kevin, a patron saint of the Archdiocese. In his homily at today’s ordination Mass, Archbishop Martin told both men “you received your […]

Five hundred people attend Mass for the ordination of nine men to the diaconate

Fourteen ordinations to the priesthood have or will take place in the coming weeks Nine men reached a milestone in their priestly formation on Trinity Sunday (31 May 2015), when they were ordained deacons by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland, during a Mass celebrated in College Chapel of the national […]