Journey to the priesthood – three men reflect on diaconate ordination
Dcn Liam Ryan, pictured alongside his parents at his Ordination to the Diaconate at St Mary’s Cathedral in December 2018, will be ordained to the priesthood on 16 August. Photo: Jamie O’Brien.
By Eric Martin
The sheer size, scope and universality of the Catholic Church and the equally universal nature of service to Christ is the common theme found in the recent commitment of three men to join the priesthood, with the Priestly Ordination of Deacons Mark Rucci, Liam Ryan, and Matteo Verdi set to take place on Friday 16 August.
For the three candidates, the ordination ceremony will be the culmination of