Tuesday, July 21, 2015

...and a glorious ordination

...at St George's Cathedral, Southwark. This was a massive event with over 500 people present, a joyful day, and a triumph for the John Fisher School, Purley. 

Fr James Clark sent me this report: 

A further two former students from The John Fisher school were ordained as priests in Saturday 18th July by His Grace Archbishop Peter Smith in St George's Cathedral. Over 500 people were in attendance including many other former Fisher boys and those from the Faith Movement. Mr Daniel Cooper who taught both boys read the 1st reading. This means that three Fisher old boys have been ordained as priests in Southwark this year. "Like London buses, 3 came along after a long wait (of 13 years)."

Fr Mark Higgins (left on pic)  has been appointed to St Andrews Thornton Heath, and Fr Matthew O'Gorman (right) has been appointed to St John the Baptist Purley.

Both celebrated their  first Masses in The John Fisher School chapel (10am and 12:15) on Sunday 19th July.
As a school we are very proud of all three (inc Fr James Cadman ordained on 31st May) and we ask the Lord of the Harvest to bless us with plenty more!! St John Fisher, ora pro nobis!

Fr James

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I remember both Mathew and Mark from Faith Conferences.
You are both in my prayers!
From a Carmelite Nun