Sunday, 2 January 2011

Happy New Year!!!

I want to wish all the readers of my Blog a very Blessed New Year! We will see what the New Year will bring, without a doubt, it will be a very important one for me, and exciting!

We here in the Irish Province had a very happy start as three brothers were ordained deacons by the Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin. 

Brothers Denis Murphy OP, Maurice Colgan OP and Brian Doyle OP were ordained as deacons in preparation for priestly ordination in the near future. Below are some pictures taken during the celebration, and I would like to thank Fr. Gerard Dunne OP (Irish Dominican Vocations blog
) for so promptly making them available to us.



The deacon sings the Gospel




Archbishop Martin preaches




Archbishop Martin preaching at the ambo




Br Denis promises obedience to his ordinary (the prior provincial)




Brother Maurice promises obedience.




Brother Brian promises obedience.





The three brothers about to be ordained lie prostrate before the altar, a sign of their total availabiliy to God's work.




Dominican Student brothers David McGovern and Stephen Hackett lead the singing of the Litany of the Saints while the three brothers to be ordained lie prostrate before the altar.




The archbishop lays his hands on the head of Br Denis - an ancient, biblical sign of passing on the power associated with a ministry.




The archbishop imposes his hands on the head of Br Maurice.




Archbishop Martin lays his hands on the head of Brother Brian.




The new deacons are clothed in the liturgical vestments.




Br Denis receives the book of the Gospels: "Receive the Gospel of Christ whose herald you now are. Believe what you read, teach what you believe, and practice what you teach". It is the deacon's special care in the liturgy to proclaim the Gospel reading.




Brother Maurice receives the book of the Gospels from the archbishop.




Brother Brian, Receive the book of the Gospels...




The archbishop gives the sign of peace to newly ordained deacon, Br Denis.




Br Maurice receives the sign of peace.




Brother Brian receives the sign of peace from archbishop Martin.

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