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Irish Times Notes

Added on 26/06/2010

Saturday 26 June 2010

Ordinations in Armagh, Ballina and Omagh
Next week the final round of summer ordinations will be held in the dioceses of Armagh, Killala and Derry.

Tomorrow (Sunday) in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, the Archbishop of Armagh, the Most Revd Alan Harper, will ordain Elizabeth Stevenson to the diaconate to serve in the non-stipendiary ministry in the parish of Drumglass (Dungannon). The preacher will be the Rector of Drunglass, the Revd Andrew Forster.

In St Michael’s church, Ballina, the Bishop of Tuam, Killala & Achony, Rt Revd Richard Henderson, will ordain the Revd Andrea Wills to the priesthood. Ms Wills is a non-stipendiary minister in the Kilmoremoy group which encompasses the parishes of Ballina, Castleconnor, Kilglass, Easkey and Straid.

On Tuesday evening, St Peter’s Day, the Bishop of Derry, the Rt Revd Ken Good, will make two deacons in St Columba’s church, Drumragh. Lorraine Capper will be ordained for the curacy of Drumragh (Omagh) and Jason Kernohan for the curacy of Drumachose (Limavady). Mrs Capper joins her husband, the Revd Alan Capper, Rector of Lisnaskea, and her sister, the Revd Joanne Megarrell, Curate of Moira, in the ordained ministry.

There will be a day of prayer for the revival of the faith today (Saturday) in St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, from 10.30am until 3.30pm.  This is part of seven years of prayer for revival organised Brother David Jardine of the interdenominational Divine Healing Ministries.  Among the participants, from a variety of Christian traditions, will be Sister Eibhlín Hegarty, a Dominican sister, the Revd Jim Rea, former President of the Methodist Church in Ireland, the Presbyterian minister, the Revd Ruth Patterson and Canon Tom Keightley, Rector of Belvoir.  Much of the prayer will be in silence.  People will be free to come and go as they please.  Refreshments will be served throughout the day in the Cathedral Hall.

Today (Saturday) there will be a lunchtime recital by the Southern Lehigh Meistersingers from Center Valley, Pennsylvania, in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, where this evening (Saturday) the Irish Baroque Orchestra will give a concert at 8pm. At the same time in St Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen, there will be a concert by the Three Irish Tenors.

Tomorrow afternoon (Sunday) at 4pm the Annual Open Air Service will be held in the grounds of St Patrick’s Church on the Hill of Tara. This will be a service to give thanks for youth and children’s ministry and there will be music from Celtic Flavours.

In Templeconnor church, Clonmacnoise , there will be a Summer Service at 4pm while in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin at 5pm Cumann Gaelach na hEaglaise (Irish Guild of the Church) will have a celebration of the Eucharist in Irish.

In St Brendan's church, Birr, tomorrow (Sunday) at 4pm there will be a service of Evening Prayer in thanksgiving for the life and ministry of the late Donald Keegan who served as rector of  the Birr group of parishes for thirty years and as Archdeacon of Killaloe & Clonfert for fourteen years. The preacher will be Bishop Edward Darling.

The lunchtime recital in St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick, on Wednesday will be given by organist, Trevor Selby, who will play works by Bach and Widor. There will be a retiring collection to support the cathedral’s music.

The choir of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, is on holiday from Thursday. The visiting choir will be from St Peter’s College, Oxford, the alma mater of the cathedral’s assistant organist, David Leigh. They will sing the services until 7 July.