As is our great tradition, the VEC academic year ended in a special way with the ordinations of six men to the diaconate by The Right Reverend Terence Drainey of the Diocese of Middlesbrough. The ceremony took place this morning (12 July 2017) in the church of Santa Maria ad Nives at Palazzola. Please pray for our new deacons: Joakim Breding (Stockholm), Tristan Cranfield (Arundel and Brighton), Richard Marsden (Middlesbrough), Francis Murphy (Southwark), Antonio Pineda (Westminster) and Michael Rakowski (Northampton).
Bishop Alan Hopes of the Diocese of East Anglia instituted four of our seminarians to the Ministry of Acolyte today (9 July 2017) in the church of Santa Maria ad Nives at Palazzola. Please pray for our new acolytes: Alexander Balzanella (Westminster), Dominic Jenkinson (Hallam), Matthew King (Portsmouth), and Piotr Wygnanski (East Anglia).
Congratulations to our six new lectors who were instituted today by Bishop Peter Doyle of the Diocese of Northampton. The lectorate mass took place at 11:00 am in the church of Santa Maria ad Nives at Villa Palazzola. The new lectors are Andrew Coy (Northampton), Joshua Dixon (Liverpool), Sean Elliott (Leeds), Alan Wasowski (Leeds), Oliver Welsford (Portsmouth) and Henry Woodhouse (Hallam).
A round-up of events at the Venerable English College.