David Rocks OP
The friars of the Irish Dominican province are joyfully anticipating the priestly ordination of our brother, David Rocks OP. The ordination will take place on this coming Saturday, July 3rd, 2010 (the feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle) in Saint Dominic's Priory Church, London. The ordaining prelate is Bishop George Stack, auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Westminster.
Brother David, a native of Newry, Co. Down joined the novitiate of the Irish Dominicans in September 2002, and made profession the following year. He completed initial studies at the NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare and also at Blackfriars, Oxford and was assigned to the Dominican communities of Dublin and Oxford. In recent times, Brother David has been assigned to the Dominican community in London to minister as a deacon in the parish under the care of the friars there.
Irish Dominican Vocations wishes David every blessing as he prepares for ordination and I look forward to attending the ordination ceremony this weekend. Images of the ordiantion will be posted on this blog as soon as they are to hand.