Friday, 22 June 2012

Diocese Celebrates 525 Years of Priesthood

Jubilarians with Bishop Kieran at Arundel Cathedral 21 June
Front L-R: Mgr Benny O'Shea (40), Fr John Downey MCCCJ (40), Canon Kieron O'Brien (25), Fr John Pearson (25), Fr Kenin Gaskin (50)
Back L-R: Fr Colin Wolczak (25), Fr Michael Perry (50), Canon Oliver Heaney (50), Fr Ian McLean O.Praem (40), Fr John Troy MCCJ (50)
Thursday 21st June saw many priests of the diocese join Bishop Kieran Conry to celebrate the priestly jubilees of 13 priests making a total of 525 years of priestly service. After Mass celebrated in the Cathedral at Arundel the 11 priests who were able to be present were toasted by their brother priests during a festive lunch in the newly refurbished Cathedral Hall.

The two priest who could not attend were Fr John Nuttal celebating 40 years of priesthood and Mgr Bryan Chestle celebrating 50 years.

Many congratulations to all - Ad Multos Annos!

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