|New Deacon Stephen Sharpe at the back with Bishop Kieran and his wife and|
children in front together with left Fr Dominic and right Stephen's dad Fr Alan Sharpe
Stephen's was ordained by Bishop Kieran Conry in the presence of his wife and four boys as well as his dad, Fr Alan Sharpe who was himself ordained a Catholic priest last year.
Also present were his parish priest Fr Sean Finnegan, fellow parish deacon Richard Edwards and the two retired priests in the parish Frs Tony Lovegrove and Brian O'Sullivan.
A beautiful ordination Mass was followed by a reception in the parish hall.
A wonderful occasion for the diocese as another deacon was added to our number.