On Saturday Deacon Darren Jones will be ordained to the Priesthood by Bishop Marcus in a ceremony at Leeds Cathedral.
Darren was ordained Deacon at Oscott College last December and since the lockdown began earlier this year he has been completing his studies on-line while residing at Cathedral House. During this period he has become a familiar figure to viewers of the daily live-streamed Masses from the Cathedral.
Appropriately, Darren’s own Ordination Mass will be live-streamed on Saturday morning; the Mass begins at 11.00am. The current restrictions mean that it will be possible for only a limited number of invited guests to be present in Cathedral for the Ordination. To watch the Ordination on-line simply follow this link: http://www.leedscathedrallive.org.uk
Last week Bishop Marcus announced that in mid-August Darren will take up appointment as Assistant Priest in the Parish of St Austin & English Martyrs, Wakefield. He will also be Priest Chaplain to St Thomas Becket Catholic Academy and Chaplain to Pinderfields Hospital.
We offer Darren our warmest congratulations on his Ordination and our prayers and best wishes for his priestly ministry in the years ahead.