Recent Ordinations of Deacons in Birmingham.
Since the beginning of the Year of prayer and reflection for the Renewal of Priestly Life within the Archdiocese of Birmingham, at the beginning of June 2018, we have been regularly updating you about this special year with its focus on all Vocations and States of Life but particularly to the Priesthood and Religious Life.
Last Saturday, 29 June, was a very special occasion with those who are Candidates to the Priesthood and the Diaconate being ordained as Deacons as part of the next step on their Priestly Formation by His Grace Archbishop Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham.
Amongst the Candidates who were being Ordained as Deacon as part of the final stages of their formation last weekend as they prepare to be Ordained as Priests next year were Sean, Dan and Benedict. These Seminarians have visited us here in St Bede’s School over the past couple of years and they had spent some time with our Year 6, 7 and 8 pupils during RE Lessons. When they visited us, they willingly shared their time and spoke about their own journeys of faith and they encouraged pupils and Staff to ask the Lord to show them their own Vocation and path on life’s journey.
We wish Sean, Dan and Benedict well in their Ministry, and may our prayers go with them. May the Holy Spirit bless and guide them now and in the years to come as He inspires them in His work and service for the Kingdom of God. Ad multos annos.
May we as a school community continue to keep all our Archdiocese of Birmingham Seminarians in our prayers and remember them as they continue with their studies and their ongoing formation. St Bede, pray for them.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Blessed Dominic Barberi, Patron of Our Archdiocese, Pray for us.
St Jean Mary Vianney, Patron of Priests, Pray for us.
St Maximillian Kolbe, Pray for us.
St Catherine Laboure, Pray for us.
Our Lady, Mother of the Church and Queen of Priests, Pray for us.
“Our Vocation, to be beautiful, must be full of thought for others.”
St Teresa of Kalkota, Mother Teresa