Members of clergy and religious from across our Diocese enjoyed glorious weather during this afternoon's Jubilarian Mass of celebration concelebrated by Bishop Richard. Our 2020 and 2021 Jubilarians are:
Diamond Jubilee: Fr Kevin Griffin, Fr Mattew McInerney and Fr John McKay.
Golden Jubilee: Fr Barry Anderson and Provost Anthony Churchill.
Ruby Jubilee: Fr Ian Byrnes, Canon William Davern, Fr John Inglis, Fr Eamonn Monson SAC and Fr Vladimir Nikiforov.
Silver Jubilee: Fr Richard Biggerstaff, Fr Richard Blythen, Fr Carl Davies, Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith, Canon Jonathan Martin, Fr David Murphy, Fr Julio Ocana MCCJ, Fr Victor Onwukeme MSP and Fr Stephen Purnell.
Please continue to pray for them. We also pray for Fr Brian Taylor, who would have celebrated his silver Jubilee on the 26th of May, but who died on 25th March 2021. May he rest in peace. We pray for Fr Thomas Kent, ordained in July last year and for Deacon Stephen O'Brien, due to be ordained to the priesthood on July 4th. We pray for our seminarians, and ask that many others may respond generously to God's call to serve in the priesthood.