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.
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Canon Gerry Coates Celebrates Diamond Jubilee
Canon Gerry Coates in the sacristy at Arundel Cathedral after his jubilee Mass. His two close friends, Fr Phil Matthias is on the left and Bishop Howard Tripp is on the right. Fr Matthias who was from the same parish as Canon Gerry and was ordained on the same day also (obviously!) celebrates his Diamond Jubilee this year while Bishop Tripp celebrated his, last year.
Canon Gerry is now retired and living in Bognor Regis. We give thanks for his many years of priestly ministry and wish him many more. Ad Multos Annos!