On 4 January Bishop John O’Riordan C.S.Sp. laid hands on Cathal Doherty and a Spiritan priest from Congo, who were to be the last two diaconal ordinations in Kimmage Manor. It was a parish ceremony, at the 11.30 Sunday Mass, followed by a family lunch in Milltown. The stole put up something of a struggle before settling on our 40-year-old Cathal, symbolically inducting him into the clerical state. The new deacon is pictured here, properly be-stoled, with Kevin O’Rourke SJ, and Bishop O’Riordan.