On Wednesday, 14th September 2022, Holy Cross Day, the Rev. Jean Carney, the Rev. Richard Dring and the Rev. Carole Pound were ordained Priests in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork.
Jean holds a Master in Theology and serves as curate-assistant in Douglas Union of Parishes with Frankfield since August 2022. Richard served as a Deacon in Ordained Local Ministry in Carrigaline Union since September 2021, after having been a Diocesan Reader since 2001. Carole served as Deacon in Ordained Local Ministry in Abbeystrewry Union since September 2021, also after having been Diocesan Reader.
The Bishop of Cork, Dr Paul Colton presided at the liturgy, and priests from around the Diocese joined him in the laying-on-of hands. The Archdeacon of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, and Bishop Elect of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory, the Ven. Adrian Wilkinson preached at the Service. The Lay Vicars Choral of St Fin Barre’s Cathedral Choir sung under their Director of Music, Peter Stobart, and the Assistant Director of Music, Robbie Carroll played the organ.