By editor - 06 June, 2016
Nine ordinations taking place in the Irish Church this year with only one priest ordained for the Munster region.
Bishop John Buckley ordained Rev Pat Nugent to the priesthood on Saturday for the diocese of Cork and Ross.
The ordination took place in Church of the Real Presence, Bishopstown on Saturday 4 June and Fr Pat celebrated his First Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday in the same parish.
A native of Co Clare, Fr Pat has spent most of his life in Cork where he taught at post-primary and at third-level before becoming a candidate for the priesthood and studying at St Patrick’s College Maynooth.
He is one of nine ordinations taking place in the Irish Church this year and the only one for the Munster region.
Cork and Ross has three men studying to minister as priests in diocese. Their studies are spread across a seven-year programme, so that between now and 2022 the diocese will have, at most, four new priests.