On Sunday 14th September Olivia Margaret Grace Downey was made Deacon in Holy Trinity Church, Westport to serve in the parish of Aughaval.
The Ordination was presided over by the Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry, Rt. Revd. Patrick Rooke, ably assisted by the two archdeacons, Ven. Alan Synnott and Ven. Gary Hastings. Maintaining the shape and form of the liturgy was the Rector of Aughaval, Canon Val Rogers.
The guest Preacher was Very Revd. Arthur Barrett, Dean of Raphoe with whom Olivia had spent some time on placement during her early training. The lessons were read by Mr. Walter Pringle, Ms Georgina Wallace and the Rector, Canon Rogers.
A light supper was served in the Castlecourt Hotel after the service where Revd. Olivia Downey was welcomed to her new parish.
Read more here:: http://tuam.anglican.org/new-deacon-intern-for-aughaval/