|Ordination of Seán Maguire, 24 June 2012|
Seán Maguire was ordained a priest by Bishop Leo O'Reilly on Sunday 24th June in the Cathedral of Saints Patrick and Felim, Cavan. It was a day of thanksgiving and joy for Seán, for his family and friends, and for the diocese of Kilmore. The last ordination of a priest for the diocese of Kilmore took place in 2004.
Seán is a native of Carrickacromin in the parish of Laragh. He attended primary school in Tunnyduff, post-primary school in Bailieborough and third level in St Patrick's College, Maynooth.
Fr Seán's celebrated his first Mass of Thanksgriving in St Brigid's Chuch, Laragh, on Monday 25th June at 8.00pm.
Bishop Leo O'Reilly and Seán Maguire during the Ordination ceremony (Ivan Keaney)
Cardinal Seán Brady and Bishop Leo O'Reilly enter the sanctuary of the Catherdral (Ivan Keaney)
Bishop Leo O'Reilly delivers the Ordination Homily (Ivan Keaney)
An image from the Laying on of Hands during the Ordination Ceremony (Ivan Keaney)
The Litany of the Saints (Ivan Keaney)
Fr Seán Maguire celebrates Mass at the Ordination (Ivan Keany)
The Cathedral Choir under the direction of Eileen Tackney provided the Sacred Music during the Ordination Ceremony
Fr Seán Maguire and his family on the steps of the Cathedral following the Ordination Ceremony (Ivan Keaney)
Fr Seán greeting family and friends after the ordination ceremony
Fr Seán with some family members after the ceremony
Some of Fr Seán's neighbours from Laragh at the Cathedral
Neighbours from the Carrickallen Church Area of Laragh
Friends of Fr Seán outside the Cathedral following the ceremony
Fr Seán with family and friends at the Cathedral following the Ordination ceremony (Ivan Keaney)
Fr Kevin Donohoe, Fr Ronan Drury and Fr Ultan McGoohan at Fr Seán's First Mass in Laragh
Fr Seán giving his blessing following his First Mass of Thanksgiving in St Brigid's Church, Laragh, 25 June 2012