Father James was ordinained at the Cathedral on Saturday 22 June in a beautiful mass celebrated by the Bishop and many of the other priests of the diocese. The next day he celebrated his first mass at 10.00am. Pictures of his first mass are below.
Father James' First Mass
More photos will be coming of Father James' first mass and his ordination, so keep checking this page!
The ladies from the Cathedral and from Paignton busy making the church look beautiful for the ordination tomorrow.
A well deserved break after all the hard work (above)... and the results of all that hard work (below)...
Father James makes his Professions
The profession of faith involves a recitation of the creed and an oath to live up to the teachings and authority of the Catholic Church. Deacon James placed his hand on the Bible and invoked God's help to uphold these promises. The ceremony took place at the end of Holy Mass. We congratulate Deacon James on taking this final step and we look forward to next month when we will share with him the joy of his receiving Holy Orders.