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Candidate for the Priesthood
« on: January 20, 2004, 04:24:54 PM »
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.
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Re:Candidate for the Priesthood
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2004, 04:51:32 PM »
Many prayers for the servant of God, Gerald.

May he continue to be both illuminated and used of God as he gives himself to service.
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Re:Candidate for the Priesthood
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2004, 06:33:11 PM »
May the Holy Spirit guide Gerald on his path to serving the Lord.

An old timer is a man who's had a lot of interesting experiences -- some of them true.

Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.

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Re:Candidate for the Priesthood
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2004, 01:10:45 AM »
Prayers for your friend Gerald.

The priest of the RC parish in my town, Fr. Bill, also attended seminary in Rome.
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Re:Candidate for the Priesthood
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2004, 01:44:22 PM »
Prayers for a long and blessed journey, Gerald, in service to the Body of Christ, our Lord.
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