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RC Diocese welcomes three permanent deacons

RC Diocese welcomes three  permanent deacons
Bishop Gerard County, C.S.Sp (at back) with (from left) Ancel Felix Knights, Eardley Austin Martin and Eustace Emmanuel Francis the three new permanent Diaconate


The clergy of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kingstown has welcomed the addition to its numbers with the ordination of three permanent deacons.

RC Diocese welcomes three  permanent deacons
A section of the packed Cathedral that were on hand to celebrate the ordination of the three permanent deacons

The celebration took place on Friday, November 1, 2019 on the feast of All Saints at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Kingstown.

Called to the Permanent Diaconate were Eustace Emmanuel Francis, a resident of Rillan Hill, married for 52 years and father of four children;

Ancel Felix Knights, a resident of Golden Vale, who has been married for 53 years and is the father of three; and Eardley Austin Martin of Brighton, married for 23 years and father of two.

The candidates would have had the dedicated support of their wives, who walked with them on the journey to the diaconate. The wives, children, other relatives, friends, ordained Deacons and their wives, and members from all the parishes were part of the congregation witnessing the transition from candidate to Permanent Deacon.

Bishop Gerard County, C.S.Sp was chief celebrant at a packed Cathedral, assisted by other priests and deacons. Altar servers, choir, ushers, and those who prepared the church also did their part to make the event a joyful one. Celebrations continued with a social gathering and light refreshments after Mass.

The Diocese also welcomed Fr. Kevin Murray and Br. Gerard St. Hillaire, who have been assigned to the parish of St Benedict’s.