Friar Vincent Finnegan was ordained to the priesthood in the Franciscan Abbey Church, Galway, on Saturday 29th June by Bishop Brendan Kelly.

Friars, family and Vincent’s many friends gathered from around the world to share in this happy day.

Vincent is a native of Achill Island and was a chef before the Lord called him to the Franciscan way of life and to the priesthood. After his novitiate year he studied in Maynooth and Rome.

He will begin his priestly ministry among the good people of Killarney since he has been assigned to that friary.

Please pray for Fr Vincent and for our young friars still in formation.