Monthly Archives: May 2012

A newest recruit to the ranks of Catholic clergy

I’m very pleased to say the ordination of 17 deacons went smoothly and we have just joined as workers for the Lord’s vineyard in the Catholic Church! I shall be acting as deacon at 11 am Mass at St Bernadette’s … Continue reading

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First Mass

Following my ordination to the priesthood on 10th June, I will celebrate my First Mass as Catholic priest on Friday 15th June at 7 pm at St Bernadette’s for the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Everyone welcome. … Continue reading

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Further Update

My ordination for the priesthood is now confirmed as Sunday 10th June at 3 pm at St Bernadette’s. While Saturday would have been better, I’m glad it’s finally sorted and can start getting ready for it. So do please come … Continue reading

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Breaking News

The Holy Father has very kindly signed a deed of dispensation from celibacy so the way is clear for my ordination to the diaconate on 26th May at Westminster Cathedral, and to the priesthood two weeks later on Saturday 9th … Continue reading

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Australian Ordinariate to be established next month

Great news! Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has announced that the Holy Father intends to establish the Australian Ordinariate, to be called Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross, under the patronage of St Augustine of Canterbury, on 15th … Continue reading

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After Retreat

That was a wonderful few days in the depth of rural Berkshire, where 20-odd of those hoping to be ordained in the Ordinariate spent their canonical retreat. It’s called ‘canonical’ because a retreat is an essential part of immediate preparation … Continue reading

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