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Ordination to the Diaconate in Europe

On Saturday, 9 December Tom Kouijzer (Europe / the Netherlands) was ordained to the diaconate by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin, in the Marist St Theresa's Parish, Donore Avenue. Among the concelebrants were the provincial of Europe, Fr Martin McAnaney and general assistant Fr Paul Walsh. At the celebration - which was described as "beautiful, simple and dignified, conducted by the archbishop in a fraternal and personal way"- participated members of the provincial coundil, confreres from the Netherlands, France and Germany, family, friends, and numerous parishioners. Tom is completing his priestly formation in Dublin. He is in the second year of a masters in pastoral theology in the pontifical university in Maynooth. He is part of the parstoral team in St Theresa's Parish in Donore Aveneue.