We may not be able to be together in person on Sunday but let us join together, as a community with Fr Michael and Fr Peter, to celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi and to celebrate Fr Michael’s Golden Jubilee of Priesthood.
Mass will be LiveStreamed at 10am and you can join this by following the ‘LiveStream’ link from the parish website. The Liturgy for the Feast can be found by following the link on the ‘Coronavirus’ tab (or via the ‘Worship’ section and the link to ‘Prayer Resources’) and selecting ‘Reflections on Sunday Readings’. If you are still getting used to the LiveStream technology, to avoid issues with ‘volume’, remember that the volume control on your device and that on the YouTube stream (bottom left of the YouTube stream window) are independent of each other. You may need to adjust both.
50 years of Priestly Ministry is a wonderful milestone! For Fr Michael, that journey began at home in Killarney, SW Ireland, before continuing its path at that great powerhouse of missionary formation in Dublin, All Hallows College.
The Mission of the Church took the ‘class of 1970’ far and wide. Fr Michael’s Pastoral Mission found its place here in the Nottingham Diocese. Through its 50 years it has led him to Oakham; to Derby; to building the work and mission of our Diocesan Youth Service as Diocesan Youth Director from the Briars, Crich. It has found expression in Leicester amongst the people of St Thomas More parish, with whom he celebrated his Silver Jubilee of Priesthood; and in SS Peter and Paul, Lincoln.
Since 2008, he has been with us; leading, guiding, nurturing our Parish community. His energies, his heart and soul for his Mission and our Parish are boundless. As he celebrates, may we thank him for his work amongst us and wish him:
“Ad multos Annos”!