There is only one thing on the lips of locals this week and it’s the great news that Stephen Duffy (son of Talbot and Breda) was ordained in St. Macartan’s cathedral last Sunday. Fr. Stephen then celebrated his first mass in St. Patrick’s, Ballybay on Monday evening and this was followed by a reception and social in the Pearse Brothers Centre. During the enjoyable evening Stephen offered many parishioners his first blessing. Fr. Stephen will celebrate Mass in Tullycorbett at 7-30pm on Friday 5th August and in Ballintra at 11am on Sunday 7th August. Stephen’s dear friend Kevin Malcolmson who hails from Swans Cross was also ordained on Sunday. Anyone who would like to follow Stephen’s journey can do so at http://www.icatholic.ie/vocation-story-rev-stephen-duffy