First Mass of Thanksgiving for Fr Damien Quigley

New priest conducts first mass

First Mass of Thanksgiving for Fr Damien Quigley
By Ian Cameron @IanAlexCameron

Fr Damien Quigley celebrated his First Mass of Thanksgiving in Holy Redeemeer Church, Dundalk on Monday evening last.

The new priest was ordained in the same Church the previous day by Archbishop Eamon Martin.

Fr Damien is the son of Thomas and Pacella Qugley from Holy Redeemer Parish, Dundalk and he is the youngest of a family of four. He’s a past pupil of Redeemer Boys’ Primary School and Colaiste Ris Secondary School in Dundalk.

After leaving school, he studied at Dundalk Regional College and later in Queens University, Belfast.

In 1998, he joined Tesco Ireland and he worked there until entering St Patrick’s College, Maynooth in 2010.

He was ordained deacon for the Archdiocese of Armagh last year and he has ministered as a deacon for the past year in the parish of Magherafelt, Co Derry.

Many priests from across the Archdiocese of Armagh were present at the Ordination ceremony last Sunday as well as many of the new priests classmates from his years in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth.

Cardinal Sean Brady was also in attendance for the special celebration.

The parish wish Fr Damien many long and fruitful years in his priestly ministry.