“Retired” Clergy lunch

On the eve of the Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage,  Bishop Mark played host to the “retired” priests of the Diocese.  Mass was concelebrated in the Bishop’s oratory followed by a splendid and convivial lunch in the Chapter Room at Bishop’s House.  These men are an important part of the presbyterate and their wisdom is much appreciated in the Diocese.  The Bishop thanked them for their huge contribution to the life of the local Church, not least in providing supply during clergy sickness and in enabling Parish Priests to get away for a break.