The Second Vatican Council in Rome in its decree on communications (Inter Mirifica) said that "the Church believes that its task involves employing the means of social communication to announce the good news of salvation.” This blog is part of that process by the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton to communicate that same good news about Jesus Christ.
Friday, 15 October 2010
New Deacons Ordained for Arundel & Brighton
Deacon Kevin, Bishop Kieran and Deacon Alex following
the Diaconate Ordination of Kevin
Recently Bishop Kieran has ordained Alex Hill and Kevin O'Donnell as Deacons prior to their ordination as Priests in the New Year. They will be joined by Deacon Gerard Hatton, who assisted the Pope during Benediction in Hyde Park, and who will also be ordained a Priest in February next Year.
This is great news for Arundel & Brighton as there will now be 3 men ordained Priest to serve in the Diocese. Gerard Hatton will bring his youth and enthusiasm for the Catholic Faith to the Diocese. Alex and Kevin, former Anglican clergy will bring with them the experience of their Anglican ministry with a firm commitment to their Priestly ministry in the Catholic Church. Alex and Kevin also bring with them the blessings of wives and family.
Deacon Alex continues to serve in West Byfleet, Deacon Kevin in Dorking and Deacon Gerard in Weybridge until their Priestly ordinations next year when they will move to new pastoral duties elsewhere in the Diocese.
We pray for all those preparing for the priesthood in Wonersh, near Guildford and the English College in Rome and for all those men now considering their vocations to the priesthood.