70th Anniversary of Canon Kevin Rea’s Ordination

Seventy years to the day Canon Kevin Rea was ordained at the Church of Twelve Apostles in Rome, by the late Cardinal Urbani. The 10th of July marked the 70th year since his ordination (platinum) Jubilee Mass was celebrated at Nazareth House in Plymouth with Bishop Mark, Priests,  Sisters, family, friends, and staff.  Canon Kevin was happy to join his brother priests on the altar and before the final blessing which he gave himself, Bishop Mark presented him with a personal Blessing from Pope Francis. Canon Kevin thanked all present, the priests of the diocese and many parishioners to whom he had ministered over the years. His final word, with his usual wit and wisdom, was “keep breathing!”. The Mass was followed by a delicious buffet provided by Nazareth House.

A huge congratulations to Canon Kevin on this huge milestone.

The picture opposite show Canon Kevin with Bishop Mark and his fellow priests. As well, as Bishop Mark and Kevin cutting into a beautifully decorated celebration cake made especially for the day.