Steve’s Ordination

Last weekend was really rather more hectic than we expected. Our entire family group in Scotland decanted to Dublin for Scott and Jill’s wedding – I did the honours in Rathfarnham Parish Church where Alison and I were married. Homilies at weddings always seem to me to particularly difficult. So this was my latest attempt at the genre

Ordination photo-sOn to St Paul’s, Lisburn, for the Ordination of Stephen McWhirter to the priesthood. Coincidentally this is where I was made Deacon back in 1976 and I hadn’t been back in the interim. Steve was a lay worker in Seagoe when I moved to Scotland and it was good to be with him for the latest stage in his vocational journey. This was the sermon