Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Bishop's Brithday Present of a New Priest

Gerard Hatton listening to Bishop Kieran's Homily
Photo credit: Jonathan Krarup

Bishop Kieran celebrated his 60th birthday by ordaining Gerard Hatton to the priesthood in the Nativity parish at St Joseph's, Redhill. The large church was filled to capacity with standing room only as we saw the ordination of the third priest for the diocese this year. Fr Alex Hill and Fr Kevin O'Donnell were ordained in January in Guildford and Hove respectively, and on 1st February it was completed by this third ordination. The Bishop was also able to welcome Fr Gerard to the presbyterate along with some 75 other priests from this diocese and elsewhere.

We are also looking forward to a further priestly ordination in the summer of a fourth person along with four ordinations to the permanent diaconate. A truly blessed year for the diocese.

Many congratulations to all 3 new priests on their ordinations and to Bishop Kieran on his birthday!

1 comment:

  1. congratulations fr Gerrard, you are my favourite priest at the friary