On 12 June Philip MacMahon OFM, from Navan, Co. Meath, was ordained a deacon in St Paul’s Outside the Walls in Rome.

The celebrant was Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB, Diocese of Aberdeen. Rev. Philip Thornley, Diocese of Leeds, and Dom Louis Max-Romeo Osei Kwadwo OSB, Ghana were ordained along with Philip.

Deacon Philip is ministering this summer in Ennis friary and parish.

In autumn he returns to complete his studies at the Bede College. 

Deacon Philip with his happy parents.