On Sunday next, 24 July 2016, the Diocese of Clogher will celebrate the ordination to the priesthood of two of its deacons – Rev Stephen Duffy and Rev Kevin Malcolmson. The ordination liturgy will take place in Saint Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan, commencing at 3.00pm. The ordaining prelate will be Bishop Liam MacDaid, Bishop of Clogher.
Rev Stephen Duffy is from Ballybay and has completed his formation at the Pontifical Irish College in Rome. While there, he also studied philosophy and theology at the University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum). Rev Kevin Malcolmson is from Aghabog parish. He undertook his formation at the Pontifical University of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, where he too studied philosophy and theology. Both Stephen and Kevin, who were ordained to the diaconate in 2015, have undertaken postgraduate studies in areas of pastoral theology.
The ordinations on Sunday will bring to four the number of new priests ordained for the Diocese of Clogher during the past three years. There are currently two other seminarians preparing for priesthood for service in the diocese of Clogher.
The first Masses of the newly ordained priests will take place in Ballybay and Aghabog churches on Monday 25 July at 7.00pm.