The ordination of three priests and a deacon took place in ceremonies in different corners of the country last weekend.
Last Friday Fr Ultan Naughton SSCC (38), a member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, was ordained to the priesthood in his hometown of Roscommon by Bishop Patrick Lynch in a ceremony presided by retired Bishop Brendan Comiskey. The congregation is involved in parish work in
and also provides chaplaincy and pastoral care in the city, with outreach
services in Cavan and Monaghan. It is also involved in supporting missionary
activities overseas and Fr Naughton has worked in Spain
and most recently in the Philippines.
Last Saturday Cardinal Séan Brady ordained Maciej Zacharek (32) to the diaconate in St Patrick’s Cathedral,
- the first seminarian to be ordained from Redemptoris Mater House of
Formation, a new institution of the Archdiocese of Armagh, located in Dundalk.
The House of Formation was founded in 2012 by Cardinal Brady to form priests for the New Evangelisation who are both diocesan and missionary, and these vocations come from the
On Sunday Bishop William Crean of Cloyne ordained Fr Patrick O’Donoghue (35) in St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, Co.
on the first anniversary of the announcement of his own appointment as bishop.
Fr O’Donoghue is a native of Castlemartyr and worked in the pharmaceutical industry in
and Cork before studying for the
priesthood. The Diocese of Cloyne has three other men training for the
priesthood at present.
Bishop John Fleming of Killala ordained Fr Thomas Doherty to the priesthood on Sunday in St Muredach’s Cathedral, Ballina, Co. Mayo. Fr Doherty is a native of Shanahee, Belmullett, and entered the national seminary in Maynooth in 2007 after completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Geography in
Above from: Irish Catholic - Ordinations