Posts from June 2017

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Homily of Bishop Donal McKeown for the Ordination Mass of Rev Charles Lafferty

  Saint Mary’s Church, Ardmore, Derry “The priest is ordained to do three things: to preach the Gospel, to celebrate the sacraments and to lead … your celibate and modest self-style is not a source of personal pride but a counter-cultural prophetic act about what really liberates us” – Bishop McKeown In Saint Peter’s Square, […]

Ireland’s youngest priest, 25-year-old Father David Vard, ordained in Newbridge

Ireland’s youngest priest, 25-year-old Father David Vard, was ordained in his hometown of Newbridge by Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin on Sunday 25 June. A past pupil of the Patrician Secondary School, Newbridge,  Father Vard entered the national seminary at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth after completing his Leaving Certificate in 2010. Father David has been […]

Homily delivered by Bishop Noel Treanor at the Ordination of Rev Manuelito Muga Milo

St Peter’s Cathedral, Belfast  A day of joy and thanksgiving Today, St Peter’s Cathedral, Belfast, is a temple of joy and thanksgiving as we gather for the ordination to the priesthood of Manuelito Muga Milo, son of Maria Victoria Milo and Danilo Milo, brother of Vichristian and Emmanuel, who with Ruben and their entire family circle celebrate with us […]