Media Diary Notice: Ordination of Rev Stephen Duffy and Rev Kevin Malcolmson for Clogher Diocese

21 Jul 2016

You, or a representative are invited to the ordination of Rev Stephen Duffy and Rev Kevin Malcolmson for the Diocese of Clogher.

Time and Date: Sunday 24 July 2016 at 3.00pm.
Venue: Saint Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan.
In attendance: Bishop Liam MacDaid, Bishop of Clogher; priests and religious; family members of Rev Duffy and Rev Malcolmson; and lay faithful.

On Sunday next, 24 July 2016, the Diocese of Clogher will celebrate the ordination to the priesthood of two of its deacons – Rev Stephen Duffy and Rev Kevin Malcolmson.  The ordination liturgy will take place in Saint Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan, commencing at 3.00pm.  The ordaining prelate will be Bishop Liam MacDaid, Bishop of Clogher.

Rev Stephen Duffy is from Ballybay and has completed his formation at the Pontifical Irish College in Rome.  While there, he also studied philosophy and theology at the University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum).  Rev Kevin Malcolmson is from Aghabog parish.  He undertook his formation at the Pontifical University of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, where he too studied philosophy and theology.  Both Stephen and Kevin, who were ordained to the diaconate in 2015, have undertaken postgraduate studies in areas of pastoral theology.

The ordinations on Sunday will bring to four the number of new priests ordained for the Diocese of Clogher during the past three years.  There are currently two other seminarians preparing for priesthood for service in the diocese of Clogher.

The first Masses of the newly ordained priests will take place in Ballybay and Aghabog churches on Monday 25 July at 7.00pm.


Notes to Editors

  • Photography will be permitted, subject to the usual conventions concerning respect for the liturgical celebration.
  • Bishop Liam MacDaid has been Bishop of Clogher since 25 July 2010.
  • The Diocese of Clogher encompasses all of County Monaghan, most of County Fermanagh and portions of Tyrone, Donegal, Louth and Cavan.  It has a Catholic population of 80,203 in 37 parishes.  The patron saint of the diocese is Saint Macartan.

For media contact:
Clogher:  Diocesan Office Tel. +353 47 81019 Email: [email protected] and Mr Gary Carville on +353 87 2577836
Catholic Communications Office Maynooth: Brenda Drumm 00353 (0) 87 310 4444