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The ordination of Fr Gerry Wynne which took place in February 1961 at St Columba's.

5 different photos of the ordination service are included here
so that you have ample opportunity to recognise old faces
(and young ones . . . )

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(source : Frances Murphy)

Frances has identified Fr Andy Murphy as the priest who is just below the altar server on the left (holding the Archbishop's crosier?). Below him, is the white-haired Fr Howell — and by his side is Fr Jack Robinson.
Fr Anthony Kiernan
is next to him.

Look to the extreme right and spot Fr Tom Conway (white hair, 2nd in row) , Pat Menzies (3rd) and Brother John Kempston (glasses) who is the 4th in the row that is facing towards the centre of the chapel.

Fr Joe Haigh is kneeling beside the prostrate Gerry.

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(source : Frances Murphy)

Here, Fr Tom McKenna can be seen to the left of Archbishop Gray and Fr Bernard Joinet to his right. To the bottom-right of the photo is Fr J McMeel (glasses). Bishop Monahan stands dead centre, annointing Gerry.

Fr Quille
is to Gerry's left, with his right hand raised (embroidered stole). Frs Andy Murphy and Joe Haigh are both standing on the second altar step on the left
. Frs Jack Robinson and Pat Menzies are in front of them.

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(source : Frances Murphy)

Can you see Eugene MacBride on the extreme left ?
Who are the altar servers ?

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(source : Frances Murphy)


Fr Andy Murphy is at the altar step, on the left and just behind an altar server.


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(source : Frances Murphy)


Working our way from the centre of the altar we have Archbishop Gray, in front of the newly-ordained Fr Gerry Wynne. In front of Gerry is Fr Stoker, preceded by Fr Quille (left) and Bishop Monahan (right) .
Brother John Kempston is just above the priest at the front (who could be Fr Marchant).
Eugene MacBride is behind Br John and Fr Packy Harrity is at the front, at Fr Marchant's right.
(Eugene and Packy were ordained 3rd February).