Mass today for the diaconate formation community

In addition to our livestreamed Masses at 10am and 6pm today, there will be a Mass at 115pm livestreamed to the Diaconate formation community for most of the dioceses in SE England and Wales, of which I am Dean of Studies. Originally we would have been away in Hertfordshire for a study weekend; this was then changed to one study day at St Mary’s University; now it is completely online.

Please pray for our students and formators at this time – especially for Deacon Barry Chalkley of Orpington parish who has just been elected Chair of the committee which oversees the programme. Please pray also for Sandy Misquitta, due to be ordained deacon in the new year, and Ray Williamson, in this third year of formation. Please pray also for vocations to the diaconate.

The Mass will be a Requiem for departed students, formators, and their families, and bishops who have been linked to the programme.

God bless and take care

Fr Ashley

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