Croy man's special day in Rome in journey to priesthood

A former oil rig worker from Croy has a big day ahead of him in Rome tomorrow (Thursday), as he is ordained a deacon in an historic church.

Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 9:30 am

Frank McKendry (64) who is a parishioner of Holy Cross in Croy will undertake the latest stage in his journey to the priesthood at the Basilica of St-Paul’s-Outside-The-Walls at 10am.

A so-called “late vocation” Frank has been studying at the Beda College in the Eternal City to reach this milestone.

His parish priest back in Croy, Father Joseph Sullivan said: “We wish Frank all the very best and we hope to hold a thanksgiving mass at some point when he returns.”

Frank will undertake a pastoral placement this summer and will continue his studies before becoming a priest next year.