At Mass on Wednesday 21 November, the memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Father Mark was installed as the Parish Priest by Bishop Mark.
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.
During the ceremony the Letter of Appointment is read out to gathered people, and then the Bishop invites the priest to make his Profession of Faith. After his installation the newly inducted priest may address the people.