Double Joy

In a packed Cathedral, the feast of St Thomas (3 July) was a day of double joy for the Diocese.  At the end of the long path of discernment and formation, Jacek Kostuch from St Austell and Colin Groombridge from St Marychurch, Torquay were ordained by Bishop Mark as Priests for our Diocese surrounded by their fellow priests and seminarians  and hundreds of family and friends.  For many it was the first time that they had been present at an  Ordination and everyone agreed that it was a truly memorable and moving occasion.  It was a particular joy to have Jacek’s mother and Colin’s father in the Cathedral.  After the Mass, the new priests spent more than an hour in the Cathedral to give their first blessing to the many who crowded around them, while the rest of the congregation retired  to the Cathedral School Hall for sumptuous refreshments. Ad multos annos!

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