Congratulations to Revd. Edmund Smyth who was ordained a priest for local ministry by Bishop Ferran Glenfield at a service in St St George’s, Carrick-on-Shannon on Sunday 19th September. Revd. Ed will be serving in the Roscommon Group of Parishes.
Speaking about his ordination Ed thanked the many people through the years for their many and varied outputs. He feels that though the tide is out in terms of faith at the moment, he believes that the recent saga of the covid crisis has at least awoken many people. He says that the privilege of ministry is the opportunity to share God’s word with God’s people and that ordination is the opportunity to continue sharing the story of the bible and the Good News of eternal life with the church and outsiders alike.
We continue to pray for Revd. Ed as he embarks on this next phase of ministry.