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Carl Mugan was ordained to the Diaconate by Archbishop Malcolm on the Feast of St Thomas of Canterbury, 29 December 2017, during Mass celebrated at St Charles Borromeo church, Liverpool.
Carl is in his fourth year studying at the Pontifical Beda College in Rome and will be ordained to the priesthood later this year. He was presented for ordination by Canon Philip Gillespie, Rector of the Beda College.
Reflecting on the day Deacon Carl said, ‘it was both exciting and overwhelming to get to this point in my formation. The day was extra special as it came within the Christmas season and was a lovely opportunity to get together with lots of family and friends to celebrate and enjoy the occasion. I am so grateful to everyone who has prayed for me and supported me, and I am especially grateful to my fellow students who had travelled from all over the UK to come along, as well as Canon Philip Gillespie. A great day…with thanks to God for the work he has begun in me.’