On the eve of the most important penitential season of the Church’s year, the Cathedral witnessed a weekend of joy on 26-27 February, as the venue for the Ordination to the Priesthood of Fr Sean Elliott, by Bishop Marcus, and the celebration of Fr Sean’s First Mass.
Fr Sean’s association with the Cathedral goes back a long way, to the days when he was a member of the Cathedral Choir. He subsequently studied for the priesthood at the Venerable English College in Rome. Following the completeion of his studies he has been assisting Mgr Michael McQuinn at St Columba’s and St Malachy’s parishes in Halifax. He was ordained a Deacon by Bishop Marcus at St Malachy’s in April last year. Fr Sean’s first appointment as Assistant Priest is to St Mary’s, Halifax where he will support the Dean of Halifax, Fr Martin Kelly.
All the photos from the Ordination and First Mass can be viewed here https://www.patricksicephotography.co.uk/blog/
Video recordings of the Ordination on Saturday 26 February and Fr Sean’s First Mass the following day can be viewed on the Cathedral’s YouTube channel by following this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-xVdN6rMCG0sSgxk8Rulow
Warmest congratulations to Fr Sean. Ad Multos Annos!