Congratulations to Fr Alex Stewart and Fr Krzysztof Sanetra who were recently ordained for the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP), a clerical society of apostolic life that exclusively uses the pre-1962 rite. This Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite took place in England for the first time in decades. For photos of the ordinations please click here, or to watch a video of the ordinations please click here.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, ordained seven men to the priesthood at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday, the Nativity of St John the Baptist, 24th June 2017. Bishop Nicholas Hudson and more than 100 priests concelebrated the Mass.
The seven new priests are: Rev Julio Albornoz, Rev Michael Jarmulowicz, Rev Michael Maguire, Rev Brian McMahon, Rev Joseph Okoro, Rev Carlos Quito and Rev John Warnaby.
In his homily Cardinal Vincent noted that these men are called by the Father who “has chosen you, from all eternity, to be companions to his Son, sharing in his mission, in the power of the Holy Spirit.”
To read the full article from Independent Catholic News, please click here.
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When a man feels they have a call to the priesthood, they enter a seminary. The process of formation for the priesthood normally takes six years, during which time the seminarians live in a community of formation built around prayer and study. But what is life in seminary actually like? This short video interviews men at Oscott College near Birmingham, who openly describe their experiences and lifestyle as seminarians.
Niall, a seminarian for the Diocese of Portsmouth, tells us his vocation story in this short video. When Niall started to feel the pull to the priesthood he initially put it to one side thinking it’d pass. But the feeling kept growing and growing. “I had a chat with a priest and he said ‘I’m sorry Niall, but I think you need to take this seriously and see where the Lord leads you’. The Lord never leads you down a dead end. No matter where He leads you it’ll always be fruitful.” Niall is now three years into his seven-year formation process.