Congratulations to Bro. Michael O’Grady OFM (pictured on the left), who recently was ordained to the diaconate by Bishop Alan Williams, Bishop of Brentwood Diocese.  The ordination took place at St. Francis Franciscan Church in Stratford, East London.

Bro. Michael will now spend Diaconate Pastoral placements of several months at St. Boniface’s Franciscan Friary, church and homeless centre in San Francisco, California, USA. This will be followed by church ministry as a Deacon at the English speaking International parish in the outskirts of Brussels, Belgium, and ordination to priesthood.