Please pray for our four new deacons; Elliott Wright (Leeds), Peter Stoddart (Hexham and Newcastle), Mark Paver (Salford) and Andrew Bowden (Westminster). They were ordained by Archbishop Paul Gallagher on Wednesday 13 July at Our Lady of the Snows, Palazzola.
Please pray for our four new acolytes who were instituted today (Sunday, 10 July 2016) by Cardinal George Pell in the Church of Our Lady of the Snows at Villa Palazzola. Our new acolytes are Albert Lawes (Plymouth), Haris Roberts (Nottingham), Peter Taylor (Middlesbrough) and Michael Vian Clark (Plymouth).
In an informal meal at this year's Villeggiatura on 8 July 2016, the College bade a fond farewell to the students and members of staff going to pastures new this summer. Rector Mgr Philip Whitmore paid tribute to all the leavers while Rev David Howell spoke on behalf of the other students. Senior Student and deacon-to-be Mark Paver also presented Fr Mark Harold (outgoing Vice Rector) and Fr Bruce Burbidge (outgoing Academic Tutor) with gifts as tokens of appreciation from the whole student body.
On Sunday, 3 July 2016, six seminarians of the Venerable English College were instituted to the Ministry of Lector by Bishop Philip Egan of the Diocese of Portsmouth at Villa Palazzola. The Ministry of Lector (or Reader) is the first ministry a seminarian receives during his time in seminary. Please pray for Alexander Bazanella (Westminster), Dominic Jenkinson (Hallam), Matthew King (Portsmouth), Hai Nguyen (Oslo), Josef Ottersen (Oslo) and Piotr Wygnanski (East Anglia) as they begin their new ministry.
A round-up of events at the Venerable English College.