Ordination of Seamus McEntee to the Priesthood

30 May 2014

The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid  Martin will ordain Seamus Mc Entee to the Dublin Diocesan Priesthood in St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral on Tuesday next, June 3rd at 11am.

Seamus Mc Entee is 48 years old and originally from Rathcoole in Co. Meath. He worked for many years in business in Ireland and the UK before joining St. Patrick’s seminary in Maynooth in 2009. During his formation he worked with variety of pastoral roles here and abroad.  He spent time working with prisoners in Mountyjoy, with schoolchildren preparing for sacraments, in the National Rehabilitation Centre in Dun Laoghaire and with Crosscare the social care agency of the Archdiocese. Seamus has been ministering in the combined Dublin parishes of Clondalkin, Neilstown, Rowlagh,Quarryvale, Deansrath, Bawnogue, Sruleen and the Travelling Parish  for the past year as he prepared for full ordination.

  • This ordination takes place on Tuesday 3rd June, the Feast day of St. Kevin who brought Christianity to Glendalough.
  • Members of the Metropolitan Chapter will also celebrate the ordination and the Feast day of St. Kevin.
  • There are 400 priests and retired priests in the Archdiocese of Dublin. There are 8 men currently studying for the priesthood for the Archdiocese in Maynooth and Rome
  • Two Dublin seminarians will be ordained the deaconate in a ceremony in St. Patrick’ College, Maynooth this Sunday.
  • Photos of  Tuesday’s ordination will be available from John Mc Elroy photos at 087 2416985
  • Further Information Annette O Donnell, Director of Communications, 087 8143462
  • Updates will be available on www.dublindiocese.ie