Happy New Year to all our readers! May our Holy Fathers Augustine and Norbert pray for you, that 2014 may be a year of many graces and blessings.
On Sunday 5th January 2014 at our parish church of Our Lady Immaculate, Chelmsford, Br Stephen Morrison O.Praem. was ordained a deacon by the Rt Rev Alan Hopes, Bishop of East Anglia. It was a great honour to receive Bishop Hopes, who knew Br Stephen from his time as Auxiliary Bishop in Westminster, where Br Stephen often met with him during seminary studies at Allen Hall.
Br Stephen will serve as a deacon in our two parishes, as well as at conventual liturgy in the Priory Chapel. The Deacon’s role is one of service and ministry at the Altar, as well as preaching, baptising, and engaging in pastoral work. Please pray for Br Stephen as he begins this important role in preparation for priestly ordination in about a year’s time.
We offer below some photographs of the Mass of Ordination, with many thanks to Mr Joseph Kelly who kindly took them. They can also be found on our facebook page.