Br Stephen’s Priestly Ordination

The Canonry is pleased to announce
that our confrere, Brother Stephen Morrison O.Praem.,
will be ordained to the Sacred Priesthood
on 6th December 2014, St Nicholas’ Day,
by our new Bishop of Brentwood, Dr Alan Williams SM.

Br Stephen on the day of his clothing as a novice. 27/08/09

Br Stephen on the day of his clothing as a novice on the Feast of OHF Augustine 2009

Please support Br Stephen with your prayers at this time, and, if you are able, come and join our canonry, our parishes, and Br Stephen’s family and friends, for this happy event! You would be most welcome. N.B. Clergy please contact the Priory, if you haven’t already, if you would like to attend the ordination Mass, either in choir or as a concelebrant.

"The Priesthood is the love of the Heart of Jesus." -St Jean-Marie Vianney.

“The Priesthood is the love of the Heart of Jesus.” -St Jean-Marie Vianney.


All Masses will take place at our Church of Our Lady Immaculate, New London Road, Chelmsford, and refreshments will be served after each of them.

Feast of St Nicholas.
Visiting choir and organist directed by Mr B. Fleetwood-Smyth. Music includes Kitson, Elgar, Bainton, Byrd, Morena and Mawby.
Principal Celebrant and Preacher: Rt Rev Dr Alan Williams SM, Bishop of Brentwood

FR STEPHEN’S FIRST MASS (Ordinary Form) – Sunday Dec 7th, 12 noon
Second Sunday of Advent.
Preacher: Rt Rev Hugh Allan O.Praem., Prior and Parish Priest.
Music by the parish choir and organist with visiting soloists, under direction of Mr E. Allen.  

FR STEPHEN’S FIRST SOLEMN HIGH MASS (Extraordinary Form) – Monday Dec 8th, 7:30pm.
Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patroness of our Parish Church.
Preacher: Very Rev Mgr J. Armitage, VG., diocese of Brentwood.
Music includes Victoria, Elgar, Palestrina, Gregorian chant propers, and a specially commissioned marian motet. Visiting choir, kindly sponsored by The Latin Mass Society, under the direction of Mr M. Schellhorn.

Our Holy Fathers Augustine and Norbert adore the Love of the Trinity revealed in the Sacred Heart of Jesus. (Canonesses of Imbramovice, Poland)


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