27 September 2021
By Tom Collins
On Saturday 25 September 2021 Bishop Fintan Gavin, Bishop of Cork & Ross (Roman Catholic), ordained Reverend Ronan Sheehan to the diaconate. The ordination took place in the Cathedral of Saint Mary & Saint Anne, Cork City (better known as the North Cathedral). Deacon Sheehan is a seminarian of the Diocese of Cork & Ross and a graduate of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth. At the Ordination to Diaconate of Rev. Ronan Sheehan by Bishop Fintan Gavin at the Cathedral of Ss Mary and Anne, Cork, on Saturday. Rev. Sheehan is from the parish of Murragh and Templemartin, which includes Newcestown in West Cork and is preparing to be a priest of the Diocese of Cork and Ross. Ronan’s parents Denise and Bud (to his right) were in the congregation at the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Anne along with his sisters Ciara, Orlaith and Aoibhe, brother-in-law Trevor and niece Gia. His sister Leona in Portsmouth joined via live-stream.