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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland



Local Parish Priest celebrates the Silver Jubilee of his Ordination

The Very Rev. Hugh Kennedy Parish PriestLocal Parish Priest, the Very Rev. Hugh Kennedy, will celebrate the Silver Jubilee of his Ordination today (Friday 31st March) in Rome.  He was ordained in Rome on 31st March 1981, and travelled to the city of his Ordination on Mother�s Day, Sunday 26th March and will return to his Lisburn Parish on Thursday 6th April.  Two Northern Ireland priests Fr. Gregory Cormican - Glenarm and Fr. Denis McKinlay - Kilcoo, who were ordained at the same service of Ordination travelled with him on the trip and some members of his family are travelling to Rome today (Friday 31st) to join Mr. Kennedy in the celebration.  The happy event had a sadder note however.  Fr. Kennedy and his Mother had lunch together on Monday 20th March as he celebrated his 50th Birthday, but sadly she passed away in her sleep in the early hours of Tuesday morning 21st March.