On Tuesday 15th November I will celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of my priestly ordination. On Saturday 15th November 1986 I was ordained priest by Bishop James J McGuinness in the church of Saint Thomas More, Knighton, just a mile or so from Immaculate Conception.
On Tuesday I will be the main celebrant at a Mass at 7 pm, giving thanks to God for the work He has done through me over the past twenty-five years. Among about twenty concelebrating priests, Monsignor Tom McGovern, Vicar General of the Diocese, will be the preacher, and as many as four deacons will be present along with parishioners, family and guests.
Please pray for me that God may grant me many more years in his service and give thanks with me for all he has done.
"Tu es sacerdos in aeternum secundum ordinem Melchisedech. Juravit Dominus et non poenitebit eum."
(You are a priest forever, of the order of Melchisedeck. The Lord has sworn an oath he will not change. Hebrews 7:17)