You are all very warmly invited to my ordination to the priesthood on Sunday 10th June 3 pm at St Bernadette’s Catholic Church in Bispham, Blackpool. For location of the church, see ‘Further update’ on http://lancashire-ordinariate.org.uk/?p=118
For Catholic priests who wish to concelebrate, please bring a white chasuble. For deacons, a white dalmatic or stole. For Anglican and other clergy, there will be reserved seats for you but a reply here, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone call on 01253 593336 or phone/text on 07875 547314 will be appreciated. All laypeople, whether Catholic or not, are very welcome too. I will be ordained by Bishop Michael Campbell OSA, Bishop of Lancaster, and I’m very pleased that the Ordinary of the Ordinariate, Mgr Keith Newton, all the way from London, will be in attendance too.
Following ordination, I’m giving individual blessing at the altar, and there will be a reception in the parish hall, with buffet and cakes. Hope you can all stay and celebrate with me, my family, the ordinariate group and kind people at St Bernadette’s.
If you can’t be with us in person, I very much appreciate your prayers, that I may be ready to receive the gifts of presbyteral order and become a faithful priest in the service of the Church.
The things I pray for, dear Lord, give me the grace to work for. (St Thomas More)