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Ordained for Service

Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Deacons

Our brothers (l. to r.) Bruno Clifton OP, Alistair Jones OP, Didier Croonenberghs OP, Benedict Jonak OP and Dominic Ryan OP, along with Bishop William Kenney CP, Bishop of Midica & Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, who ordained them to the Diaconate on Monday 2 July.

From the Prayer of Consecration for a Deacon -

'Lord, send forth upon them the Holy Spirit, that they may be strengthened by the gift of your sevenfold grace to carry out faithfully the work of the ministry. May they excel in every virtue: in love that is sincere, in concern for the sick and the poor, in unassuming authority, in self-discipline, and in holiness of life. May their conduct exemplify your commandments and lead your people to imitate their purity of life. May they remain strong and steadfast in Christ, giving to the world the witness of a pure conscience. May they in this life imitate your son, who came, not to be served but to serve, and one day reign with him in heaven.'


After the Ordination, there was a reception in the Aula -


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