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Full Text of HR0736  95th General Assembly



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2     WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3 Representatives wish to congratulate Liam Nioclas Kelly on
4 being ordained into the priesthood of the Evangelical Catholic
5 Diocese of the Northwest; and
6     WHEREAS, Liam Nioclas Kelly, the eldest son of William
7 Kelly and Marie O'Carroll Kelly, was born in Belfast, Ireland
8 on March 2, 1976; as a child he attended Saint Bride's Primary
9 School and Saint Malachi High School and College; he began his
10 journey with the Dominican Order in Ireland; in 1998, Liam
11 Nioclas received his Diploma in Theology from the Dominican
12 House of Studies in Tallaght, and in 2001, he received a
13 Bachelor of Arts degree in Classics and Philosophy from the
14 National University of Ireland in Maynooth and a Bachelors in
15 Philosophy from the Pontifical University of Saint Patrick,
16 also in Maynooth; in 2002, Liam Nioclas received a Masters in
17 Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art; and
18     WHEREAS, In 2002, Liam Nioclas chose to make the United
19 States his adopted home and arrived in the City of Chicago,
20 where he became a resident of the 14th Representative District
21 in the State or Illinois; and
22     WHEREAS, In 2002, Liam Nioclas became a Research Scholar



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1 Professor at The Martin D'Arcy Museum of Art at the Lake Shore
2 Campus of Loyola University, a position he held until 2004;
3 from 2002 until 2003, he was also a Research Scholar in the
4 Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Newberry
5 Library of Chicago, examining, translating, and cataloguing
6 Medieval liturgical manuscripts; and
7     WHEREAS, From 2002 until 2005 Liam Nioclas served as an
8 Immigration Law Consultant for the Chicago Irish Immigrant
9 Support Office in Chicago; in 2005, he chose to continue his
10 spiritual journey within the Evangelical Catholic Church and
11 became a member of Mission Church of the Holy Family in
12 Chicago; on May 13, 2006; he was ordained to the Order of
13 Deacon for the Evangelical Catholic Diocese of the Northwest;
14 and
15     WHEREAS, Liam Nioclas has served as Chaplain at Kindred
16 Hospital North in Chicago; on September 29, 2007, the Feast of
17 Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Liam Nioclas Kelly will
18 be ordained Priest for the Evangelical Catholic Diocese of the
19 Northwest by Bishop James Alan Wilkowski; and
20     WHEREAS, Upon his ordination to the Priesthood, Father Liam
21 Nioclas Kelly shall be appointed by his Bishop as Rector of the
22 Mission Church of the Holy Family and as Vicar-General for the
23 Diocese of the Northwest, while continuing to serve as Chaplain



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1 at Kindred Hospital North; therefore, be it
4 congratulate Liam Nioclas Kelly on his ordination into the
5 priesthood; and be it further
6     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
7 presented to Liam Nioclas Kelly as a symbol of our respect and
8 esteem.