'I was delighted to be able to come back and say Mass in a town where everyone was very kind to me' - Fr Patrick O'Donoghue
Kathleen O'Sullivan chatting with recently ordained priest, Fr. Patrick O'Donoghue following last Thursday evening's Mass in Mitchelstown. Photo: John Ahern
Canon Tim O'Leary pictured with some of those who attended Fr. Patrick O'Donoghue's Mass in Mitchelstown last Thursday evening, l-r: Hannah Flannelly (Ballyporeen), Nellie Reidy (Mitchelstown), William Reidy (Mitchelstown), Catherine Hanley (The Demense, Mitchelstown) and Tom Flannelly (Ballyporeen). Photo: John Ahern
The Diocese of Cloyne's newest priest, Fr Patrick O'Donoghue, returned to Mitchelstown last Thursday, to say Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
The Castlemartyr native and a pharmacy graduate of Trinity College, Dublin
, spent a very enjoyable 12 months in Mitchelstown while preparing for the priesthood and he
was thrilled to be back among friends and acquaintances.
"This evening was very special for me, I was delighted to be able to come back and say Mass in a town where everyone was very kind to me," he
Concelebrating with Fr O'Donoghue
Michael Fitzgerald, Canon
Tim O'Leary and Fr Patrick Cahill.
thanked sacristan, Pat McEvoy and organist, Anna Maria Russell, for their much appreciated input.
50/60 people attended and as referred to by Fr O'Donoghue
all received a special blessing following Mass. Having been ordained on November 24, 2013, Fr O'Donoghue
was assigned to Cobh where he