Mass of Induction
Fr Richard was inducted as Parish Priest of St Wilfrid's on Friday evening, 20th December. The Mass was celebrated by the Vicar General of the Middlesbrough Diocese, Rt. Revd Mgr Gerry Dasey, and the Preacher was the Dean, Very Revd Canon Alan Sheridan. Priests from the Diocese of Middlesbrough concelebrated with Fr Daniel Seward, the Provost of the Oxford Oratory and other Oxford Fathers.
Fr Richard makes the Profession of Faith
In his sermon the Dean referred to the fact that this occasion was also the inauguration of the ministry of the Oratory in York and a time of great change for the Parish and the City. Please keep us all in your prayers!
There was a good crowd of parishioners in spite of the difficult day close to Christmas, and a coach came from the Oxford Oratory. Afterwards there were refreshments in the Rectory.
Fr Richard is led to the font where he was himself baptised fifty years ago!
It was good to welcome the Very Revd Christopher Collingwood, the Canon Chancellor of York Minster, representing the Dean of York. Fr Richard was at Primary School in the shadow of York Minster; and the Revd Chris Humble, Minister of Central Methodist Church where his mother was a regular worshipper.