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Day to remember for St Andrews and Edinburgh’s newest deacon

Cardinal Keith O’Brien visited St Michael’s Church, Linlithgow, on Sunday for the ordination of parishioner, Ronnie Macaulay to the permanent diaconate for St Andrews and Edinburgh Archdiocese.

Friends and family of Deacon Macaulay joined St Michael’s parishioners for Sunday’s Mass of ordination, which was celebrated by Cardinal O’Brien, Fr Paul Kelly, St Michael’s parish priest, Mgr Philip Kerr, vicar general of St Andrews and Edinburgh Archdiocese, Fr Pat Boylan, Fr Simon Hughes and Deacon Gordon Graham.

“It was a wonderful experience and a fantastic day,” Deacon Macaulay told the SCO. “There was an element of nervousness for me but the Liturgy was superb and I couldn’t have asked for anything more.”

The newly ordained deacon also thanked the cardinal and the parishioners of St Michael’s, who have supported him throughout his journey towards joining the permanent diaconate.

Among the congregation at Sunday’s Mass were Deacon Macaulay’s mother, Cathy, wife, Tricia, son, David, daughters, Yvonne and Karen and granddaughters Keira and Autumn.

The newly ordained deacon is looking forward to his first official engagement in the role, which will be Baptising Autumn at St Michael’s this Sunday.

PICS: Paul McSherry

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