The voice of John Looby, Editor of the Sacred Heart Messenger, resonated round the vasty spaces of Christ Church Cathedral as he declaimed the Second Reading. His words to Ken Rue for once were not about double-entry book-keeping, assets or bad debts, but rather from St Paul: “Do not be conformed to this world, he exhorted Ken, but be conformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the will of God – what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Archbishop Neill of Dublin was ordaining Ken to the diaconate. The Messenger Office turned up in force to support their much-loved accountant. It was a dazzling ceremony, with glorious music and a packed church. Ken will continue minding our books while caring for the parishioners of Powerscourt and Kilbride.
From left to right: Triona McKee, Catherine King, Deirdre Soffe, Ray O’Connor, Ken Rue, Padraig Brady, Brid Tynan, PJ Farrell, Mary Brady, John Looby and Paul Andrews.