The Catholic Parish of
Saint John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

Silver Jubilee Celebrations

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Fr Paul celebrating MassOn the 15th July the Parish celebrated the 25th anniversary of Fr. Paulís Ordination to the Priesthood.

Fr. Paul was ordained a priest in his home parish of Immaculate Conception, Idle, Bradford, on the 13th July 1991, by Bishop David Konstant.

Picture Collage of the eventThe Jubilee Mass was attended by about 35 fellow priests who concelebrated the Mass with Fr. Paul. Fr. Paulís family and friends also joined us for the Mass, along with parishioners from his home parish and from his former parish placements of St. Josephís, Pontefract and St. Josephís, Batley Carr. Some of his former colleagues and students from Ushaw College, where he had taught for seven years, were also with us. A former teacher from Fr. Paulís secondary school was also present; a person we need to thank, as he was one of the people who sowed the seed of priesthood in Fr. Paulís heart.

It was a lovely Mass after which we all gathered in the hall to enjoy a fabulous faith supper. During the evening Fr. Paul was presented with a cheque from the parish as well as a Papal Blessing and many cards and gifts. His older brother, Anthony, also gave an amusing speech about what it was like having a brother as a priest.


Published Tue 4th Oct 2016 15:52:04
Last Modified on Tue 4th Oct 2016 15:52:04

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