Saturday, September 3, 2011

Ordination of Fr Brian Doyle OP

The friars of the Irish Dominican province rejoice in the ordination to the priesthood of our brother Brian Doyle OP. Fr Brian was joined by his family, friends, priests of the Ferns diocese and his Dominican brethren at the ordination ceremony in the church of Saint Catherine, Murrintown, Co. Wexford. The bishop of Ferns, Dr Denis Brennan was the ordaining prelate. This is the first of three priestly ordinations for the Irish Dominicans during the month of September as our brothers Maurice Colgan OP and Denis Murphy OP will also be ordained priests in two weeks time.

Irish Dominican Vocations takes this opportunity to congratulate Fr Brian on his ordination and wishes him every blessing in the years ahead of priestly ministry and asks you our readers to continue to pray for vocations for our province.

Below are some images of the ordination ceremony. Bloggers and other media are welcome to use the images, but please credit

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Bro Brian Doyle OP

Bro Brian promising obedience to his own ordinary, through Bishop Brennan
Br Brian lays prostrate before the altar while the saints are invoked

Fr Jim Doyle lays hands on his brother's head

Fr Brian's hands are anointed with the sacred chrism

"Peace be with you"

 Fr Brian pictured with the bishop of Ferns, Most Revd Denis Brennan, and assisting deacon Br Denis Murphy, o.p.

Fr Brian with his parents Joan and Brian

1 comment:

Pchambers said...

What a blessing this is to the world :)