June is normally the month when Bishop Marcus invites the clergy, religious and laity of the diocese to come together at the Cathedral for the annual Celebration of Priesthood. This year’s Mass was to have been held on 19 June but owing to the Covid-19 situation it has had to be cancelled.
It may be possible to arrange a diocesan celebration later in the year, but today on Trinity Sunday we take this opportunity to offer our warmest congratulations to those priests who are celebrating a significant anniversary this year:
Fr Bernard Battle, 70 years ordained on 16 April 2020
Fr James Leavy, 50 years ordained on 6 June 2020
Fr Gerald Thornton, 25 years ordained on 1 July 2020
Canon James Callaghan, 25 years ordained on 4 November 2020
We thank them all, with appreciation and affection, for their ministry and their service to the Bishops and People of the Diocese of Leeds.
Ad multos annos!