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Diaconal Ordinations

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

On Saturday 11th July--the feast of St Benedict--Brs Oliver Keenan, O.P., and Matthew Jarvis, O.P., were ordained to the diaconate by Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, William Kenney.

Due to the Oxford Priory church being out of use due to ceiling repair works set to take place soon (for more information on how this affects weekday and weekend services, click here), the ordinations were held at the parish church of St Aloysius, home of the Oxford Oratorian Fathers. After the Ordination Mass, a reception was held in the refectory back in the Priory.  Below are a few photos taken from the day; for more photographs taken by Br Joseph Bailham, O.P., please follow this link.


Jarvis family commented on 14-Jul-2015 10:21 AM
Thank you to all of you for your very special Dominican welcome on such a blessed day.
Father Fernando Reta commented on 07-Aug-2015 04:43 AM
Dear Brothers,

Congratulations on your Ordination!

I visited Blackfriars in Oxford in 2011 and 2013 briefly so I had the chance to meet Br Matthew and other brothers.

God bless you both!
I will remember you at )ass and in my prayers.
Fr Fernando (Argentina(

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