Diaconate Ordination of Br. Stephen Shields OSA

Br. Stephen being ordained as a deacon.
Last Sunday, Br. Stephen Shields OSA, took his final step in the process towards his ordination as a Priest. He was ordained Deacon in Saint Catherine’s, Meath Street by our brother, the retired Bishop of Lancaster, Bishop Michael Gregory Campbell OSA. Bishop Michael is a member of our English Province but, like Brother Stephen, comes from Northern Ireland.
What a wonderful day we had for the celebration. The weather, the Shields and Augustinian families and our parishioners joined in a celebration of song and prayer which culminated in Stephen’s ordination as Deacon. In due course, Stephen will be ordained a priest and the intervening period in Meath Street and other locations will further facilitate him to prepare well for his life as a servant of the People of God in the footsteps of Saint Augustine. We ask you to support Stephen in your thoughts and prayers as indeed we ask you to support us all.
Fr. John Hennebry OSA
Prior Provincial