Meet the youngest ‘parish priest’ in Ireland

The Deacon's Bench | 8/25/2019 | Staff
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You might be surprised — I was — to learn his age is 32.

From Belfast Telegraph:

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A former pupil of Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School, and St Malachy’s College on Belfast’s Antrim Road, Fr Conor studied history and philosophy at Queen’s University Belfast.

As well as training at St Malachy’s Seminary, he read theology at the Pontifical Irish College in Rome and was ordained in July 2012 at St Bernard’s Church, Glengormley.

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A keen cyclist who has also been known to hit the dance floor for charity contests, he says being Ireland’s youngest parish priest is simply “a sign of the times”.

“There are challenges as in every walk of life, in particular continuing to connect with the people of our parishes and building up a sense of closeness to...
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