Saturday, 11 June 2011

Ordinations to the Sacred Priesthood

Please pray for Rev David Lashbrooke , Rev John Greatbatch , Rev Ian Hellyer , Rev Simon Chinery , Rev Robin Ellis , Rev Mike Cain , Rev Colin Furness to be ordained priest in the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. Also pray for Rev Win Fish to be ordained priest on the same occasion to serve in the Diocese of Plymouth.

We are very grateful to Bishop Christopher Budd who graciously consented to ordain us during what was already a very busy period in his diary. We are also very grateful for his generosity towards us in providing housing, and offering us appointments in the diocese.

We thank Monsignor Keith Newton for his example and fatherly care.

We give thanks to the Holy Father for the trust he has placed in us through the provision of the Apostolic Constitution. God give him strength and protection.

We also give thanks to our wives, families and parishioners who have shown much forebearance in the last few months especially.

Above all we give thanks to our Saviour Jesus Christ for His grace poured upon us and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

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