Thursday, April 8, 2010

Ordination to Priesthood and Diaconate

The friars of the Irish Dominican province will rejoice this weekend as Brother Fergus Ryan OP is ordained priest and as Brother David Barrins OP is ordained deacon.

Fergus Ryan OP will be ordained to the priesthood in the church of Mary the Mother of God in Ballygarvan, County Cork on Saturday, April 10th at 12 noon. The bishop of Cork and Ross, Dr John Buckley will be the ordaining prelate. Brother Fergus is a native of Ballyagarvan. He is a science graduate from University College Cork. Before joining the Order in 2001 he worked for a telecommunications company. Having completed his novitiate in Limerick, Fergus has studied theology in Saint Saviour's, Dublin, philosophy in NUI Maynooth and completed his theological studies in Lille, France. For the past academic year, he has been chaplain to the Dominican College, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

David Barrins OP will be ordained deacon in Saint Saviour's Dominican church, Upper Dorset Street, Dublin 1 on Sunday April 11th at 11.30 am. The Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Diarmuid Martin will be the ordaining prelate. Brother David is a native of Collooney, County Sligo. Before joining the Order in 2005, David worked in the financial services industry and in the teaching profession. He is currently completing his theological studies at Blackfriars, Oxford.

Irish Dominican Vocations wishes our brothers Fergus and David every blessing as they begin these new phases of their Dominican lives.

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