Thursday, 14 February 2013

Ordination Joy

The Carmelite family in Britain and Ireland have had a wonderful week of celebration and thanksgiving. On the 2nd of February, Dave Twohig, O.Carm., was ordained priest in Whitefriars Dublin. The following day, Fr. Dave presided at a Mass of Thanksgiving in the Church of the Nativity, Beaumont. Dave grew up in Beaumont and the people of the parish were delighted to welcome one of their own amongst them as a priest. In His homily for the ordination, Archbishop Martin commented on how vocations are born from loving communities of the people of God.
Fr. Dave at his Mass of Thanksgiving in Dublin
On the 11th of February, Carmelites from Britain, Ireland, and Indonesia, gathered in the chapel of the Carmelite nuns in Thicket, for the ordination to the diaconate of Br. Ged Walsh. Ged has always had a deep devotion to Our Lady of Lourdes and it is fitting that his ordination was celebrated on her feast
Bishop Terry Drainey, ordaining Br. Ged Walsh, O.Carm to the ministry of Deacon

The Carmelite Family gathered in Thicket Priory for Br. Ged's Ordination

Fr. Dave will continue his ministry with the Whitefriars community in Dublin. Br. Ged will remain in York with chaplaincy ministry to the university and hospital.

Deacon Ged Walsh, O.Carm & Fr. Dave Twohig, O.Carm
Photos: Johan Bergstromm-Allen

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