Congratulations to Fr Toby Lees OP and Fr Luke Doherty OP, who on Saturday 7th September were ordained by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP at St Dominic’s Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary, Haverstock Hill, London. Some lovely photos of the Ordination Mass can be viewed here.
In this fast-paced world, rife with distractions, there’s an opportunity for religious young people to “establish a lasting spiritual foundation” for their lives. An eight-week monastic internship is available to 18 to 25-year-olds at Quarr Abbey, a Catholic Benedictine Monastery on the Isle of Wight.
Josh Caminiti, a 23-year-old from Canada, who is about to start a new job as a business consultant in London, took part in the programme and shares his experience with the BBC in this video.
No plans for the August Bank Holiday Weekend? It’s not too late to book your place for the Walsingham Festival 2019! (Subsidised places available for 1st timers). Taking place from Thursday 22nd – Monday 26th August 2019 at the Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham, Norfolk.
Have you ever asked the big questions: “Is there more to life than this?” or “Does God really care about me?” This is the start of the journey to hope! This year’s Walsingham Summer Festival is an opportunity to discover a Person to hope in – Jesus Christ – who is faithful to his promise that he will be with us until the end.
Please visit www.walsinghamfestival.org for more information and to book your place.
St John’s Seminary in Guildford have created a short film to show the life of seminarians, men studying for the priesthood. Please watch and share this beautifully captured documentary: https://bit.ly/2SCvPzJ
Also of interest is this piece of music written by one of the seminarians, sung by the Seminary Schola: https://bit.ly/2YjRgXA
Congratulations and prayers for Fr Owen Gallagher, the newest priest of the Diocese of Shrewsbury, who was ordained on Saturday 13th July at the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Woodchurch, the Wirral, by Bishop Mark Davies. May the Lord bless Fr Owen in his ministry!
If you are considering the priesthood and live in Shrewsbury Diocese, Bishop Mark warmly invites you to take part in a discernment year at Shrewsbury Cathedral. Please click here to watch an informative short film about the year.
St Mary’s College, Oscott was filled with joy on Saturday 29th June as eleven new deacons were appointed. His Grace, Archbishop Bernard Longley, led the Diaconate Ordinations in front of the deacons’ family, friends and supporters in a packed chapel.
The new deacons represent dioceses across the UK. Let us pray for the deacons, and that the Lord will continue to send labourers to the harvest. Please visit www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/news to read about some of the men who were ordained.