Tomorrow evening [ Wednesday] ,in the Chapel of the Pontificio Collegiio Scozzeze in Rome at 7pm [ Rome] Gerald Sharkey will formally be accepted as a Candidate for the Priesthood.
I have personally known Gerald since he was 11 years old as he entered S1 . Throughout his 6 years of Seconday Education I was in no doubt where he was called to be , He spent 1 year in University here studying languages [ German and French ] before he was admitted, following his year's discernment, to our Rome Seminary.
He is now in his Fifth year there and his desire/willingness to serve the Father has not wavered.
I ask your prayers to support him now as he nears the end of his studies. God willing , he will be Ordained to the Diaconate in April 2005 and to Service as a Priest in June 2006.