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Timoleague parishioner prepares for ordination as permanent deacon

Paul Ryan with family and clergy at Kinsale ChurchPaul Ryan with family and clergy at Kinsale Church

Timoleague parishioner prepares for ordination as permanent deacon.

Paul Ryan from Clogagh in the parish of Timoleague was recently launched towards ordination as a deacon at a ceremony at Kinsale Parish Church.

Bishop Fintan Gavin recognized Paul’s suitability for ordination in the presence of Paul’s wife Bríd, their daughter Anne and son Tomás, who was accompanied by his partner Emma Murphy from Newcestown.

Kinsale parishioners, among whom Paul has been involved in pastoral work in recent times, prayed that Paul’s path to ordination would be smooth, during a ceremony during the parish’s 12 noon Mass on Pentecost Sunday, May 19.

There are already three permanent deacons in the Diocese of Cork and Ross.

Learn more about deacons in our diocese