Tuesday 19 November 2013

Silver Jubilee

Today is the twenty-fith anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood.  I still intend to write about the LMS Rome pilgrimage but as might be magined things have been rather busy since I got back.

Here I was twenty-five years ago.

Today I`m particularly remembering in prayer my parents, bishop Lindsay and Fr Kevin Gallagher (my spiritual director for many years and preacher at my first Mass). May they rest in peace.

We celebrated with an OF Mass on Saturday which my brothers and their families travelled to be at.  Here are a few pictures.

Thanks to Gabriella for the pictures. Tonight there will be a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form.

Many thanks to all who have helped me reach twenty-five years in the priesthood. Please say a prayer for me.

Laus Deo semper


  1. Congratulations, Father, and many blessings in the years ahead.

  2. Well done! And many more. My EF Mass this evening is offered for you.

  3. We are thinking of you this evening, only sorry we cannot be there. Many thanks for your support and prayers.

    Olive and Terry Middleton

  4. Ad multos annos

  5. Congratulations; and sorry I was away at the time and therefore missed both congratulating you on the day, and attending the Mass. But I continue to remember you in my prayers every day.

  6. Father, many congratulations on your silver jubilee.

    Just a not on the photo of the priests laying hands on you - was that the diocesan chasuble at the time? It's much more dignified than the existing St Cuthbert's tablecloth. I can recall seeing a few of these in a Gateshead parish I used to live in.

  7. Thanks to everyone for the good wishes and prayers.

    Dan, those chasubles belonged to Fr Gallagher i think. What irritates me most about the diocesan chasuble is that there isn`t also a purple version for funerals.


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