Ordination of Thomas Small to the Diaconate

Ordination of Thomas Small to the Diaconate – 

Bishop Michael Router, Auxiliary Bishop of Armagh, ordained Thomas Small from Belturbet to the Diaconate during the Community Mass in St. Mary’s Oratory at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, on Sunday 9 February 2020.

Thomas will be ordained to the priesthood for service in the diocese of Kilmore later this year.

May Christ, the Good Shepherd, bless Thomas in his ministry as a deacon and as he prepares for priesthood.

St. Patrick, pray for him.  St. Felim, pray for him.

Bishop Michael Router presents to Book of the Gospels to Thomas during his ordination to the diaconate.

Pictured following the ordination of Thomas Small to the Diaconate are

Front Row: Canon P.J. Corrigan, P.E., Annagh (Belturbet); Deacon Thomas Small, Bishop Michael Router and Deacon Shane Costello (Archdiocese of Tuam)

Back Row: Fr. Johnnie Cusack, CC Ballinamore; Fr. Gerard Comiskey, PP Drumlane; Fr. Ultan McGoohan, PP Bailieborough and Diocesan Vocations Director; Fr. Jason Murphy, Priest-in-Residence, Redhills; Monsignor Liam Kelly, Diocesan Administrator; and Fr. John McTiernan, PP, Annagh (Belturbet).