3 ordinations in Trim Cathedral

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On the evening of Wednesday 7 September Bishop Pat Storey ordained 3  deacons to the order of priest. 

The ordination service took place at 7.30pm in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim. The service was led by Dean Paul Bogle and the preacher was Rev Trevor Holmes, full–time Healthcare Chaplain with responsibility for Beaumont, Connolly and The Mater Hospitals. dean of St Patrick’s, for facilitating the service and who led the intercessions. Music was provided by the Cathedral organist and Director of Music, Ms Doreen Kimberley, along with the Meath diocesan choir.

The three new priests were joined by family and friends, as well as colleagues and well wishers from across the diocese of Meath and Kildare.

Those ordained were:

Rev Marion Keating

Rev Marion Keating and Bishop Pat

Marion will continue to serve in the Kells Union of parishes. Her home parish has been St. Columba’s in Kells Union of Parishes.

With a family background in farming Marion’s  working life began in an office environment, starting with the Adelaide Hospital, and then moving to a manufacturing company near Kells.   She is now retired.

Rev Pat Ryan

Rev Pat Ryan and Bishop Pat

Pat will continue to serve in Navan Union of parishes.

Born in Drogheda Pat  grew up in Dublin. After College in UCD to study Arts she did two years teaching, then joined the Civil Service. After 19 years she left this to work with horses, working as an instructor, teacher and Dressage judge for many years.

Rev Philip McKinley

Rev Philip McKinley and Bishop Pat

Philip will serve in Dunboyne and Rathmolyon Parish group, whilst being seconded part time to Kildare Cathedral Centre of Mission.

Philip has previously ministered in a church in Blanchardstown, as well as having been Church of Ireland chaplain to DCU. Before this he was a project Officer for the Church of Ireland hard Gospel Project.

Bishop Pat Storey said, “It is always encouraging for a diocese and parishes when people offer themselves for theological training and ordination. We wish Marion, Philip and Pat the very best as they begin a new phase of their ministry, serving in their various parishes.”

As a diocese we offer our prayers and very best wishes to Marion, Philip and Pat, as well as their loved ones for the years ahead.

Dean Paul Bogle, Rev Marion Keating, Bishop Pat Storey, Rev Philip McKinley and Rev Pat Ryan (L to R)