In a short ceremony, during last Sunday’s (13 December 2015) 10.30am Mass at Our Lady and St Patrick’s Church, Teignmouth, the ministry of Acolyte was conferred on Anthony Carey, who is now in the latter stage of his training for the Diaconate. Fr Mark presided, with assistance from Deacon Nicholas Johnson (from his former parish of Poole in Dorset) and our very own Fr Eric.

It has been fantastic to witness Anthony’s progress during this lengthy and rigorous process; he is working and studying extremely hard, both here and in seminary, and is growing with increasing confidence into the role and vocation that lays before him. Please pray for him as he makes the final stage of this journey… Go Anthony!