Fr Mark’s Induction Mass will take place at 7pm on Tuesday 1 December,
at Our Lady and St Patrick’s Church, Teignmouth.

“The Ceremony of Induction is an occasion when a new Parish Priest is formally presented to the parish in a liturgical context. The ceremony is so arranged to remind priest and people of their responsibility together before God to serve Christ in his Church, and by their holiness and the example of their lives, individually and as a local community, to promote the mission of their Lord. Following the appointment of the Parish Priest by the Archbishop, it is fitting that he be suitably introduced to the people of the parish and in turn to be welcomed by them.”

(Archdiocese of Southwark model, Rite of Induction of a Catholic Priest)

Canon Pat Costello from St Joseph’s, Newton Abbot, will preside at the Mass and afterwards there will be a chance for us to socialise and congratulate Fr Mark on having officially arrived!