Rev. Michael Doody
62 Headingley Lane
Tel: 01274 677992
Renowned evangelist John Pridmore last month spoke to a packed crowd at St Mary's College, Oscott, Birmingham, which included a number of young men from the north of England, including one from Leeds Diocese, who were participating in a discernment weekend. Mr Pridmore, who used to be a gangster in London, making money from drugs and violence, spoke powerfully on the Friday evening of his conversion to Christianity at a Youth 2000 retreat.
Later that weekend, the enquirers joined members of the College in saying the Divine Office and at Sunday Mass in the chapel in which Blessed John Henry Newman preached his famous "second spring" homily, and in reciting the rosary whilst processing round the College's cloister. They also listened to talks about vocation and socialised with students and staff in the College's bar on the Saturday evening.