Greeting Father Ged!

Friends from St Faith’s and St Mary’s will know that I was recently ordained to the transitional diaconate
(a posh way of saying that I will only be a deacon for one year, before being ordained priest!) at St Cuthbert’s Seminary, Ushaw College, Durham.
This was followed by a Celebration Mass in my home parish, St Monica’s Roman Catholic Church in Bootle.
I would like to say a big thank you to friends and parishioners from both churches for all your support and prayers during the past
five years of my training, and for the many generous gifts, cards and messages I have received.

I will never forget the many happy years I spent at St Faith’s (and latterly at St Mary’s) as Director of Music.
These years were an important part of my vocation journey - for that I am hugely grateful.
Please continue to remember me in your prayers as I prepare to serve as a deacon
in St Helen’s, whilst continuing my priestly formation. Watch this space!

With love and prayers,
Ged Callacher

We are delighted to record the joyful events last month which Ged writes about above.
As can be seen, a goodly number of members of our congregation , priestly and lay, past and present, joined him at his celebrations.
All at St Faith's and St Mary's wish him every blessing and happiness in his new ministry
and look forward to the day when he can visit us here again, and enjoy our hospitality.
Should such an occasion take place, it is certain that Fr Dennis will once more be filled with more than the Holy Spirit.







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