Deacon Terry Butcher – watch his ordination and first Mass

A historic event for the diocese of Down and Connor took place on Sunday 15th October 2018 when Bishop Noel Treanor ordained nine men for the Permanent Diaconate.  Among the group was our parishioner Terence Butcher who, like the others, has been through a four year period of preparation of study, prayer, pastoral work and supervision.  His wife, Angela, their daughter Ailish, her husband Graham and many other relations and friends gathered in Belfast for this important moment.  Follow the magnificent and moving ceremony in full in this video from St Peter’s Cathedral.

Parishioners from all over the North Connor Pastoral Community gathered for Mass on Monday 16th October in Star of the Sea, Portstewart when the newly ordained Deacon Terence Butcher, assisted at Mass for the first time as a Deacon.  Deacon Terence will serve in his home parish of Portstewart.  I know you will enjoy the video.

Saint of the Day (Irish Calendar)

Friday of week 28 in Ordinary Time  or Saints John of Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, priests, and their Companions, Martyrs or Saint Paul of the Cross, Priest