15. Fr Benedict First Mass ~ 2021

On Friday 27th August, Fr Benedict (Eamon Manning), who was ordained a priest of the Oxford Oratory in 2020, returned to his native Parish of Portaferry to celebrate his First Mass in the Parish and to impart his First Blessing on those who attended.

Parishioners from the Parish of Ballygalget and our own Parish of Ardkeen joined with Parishioners of the Parish of Portaferry for this celebration on a beaitiful end of summer evening at the Grotto beside St Patrick’s Church, Ballyphilip.

Following the Mass and Fr Benedict’s blessing those attending joined Fr Benedict’s family and relations for refreshments in the School Assembly Hall.

“Ad Multos Annos Father Benedict”