Saturday, July 3, 2010

Ordination of Father David Rocks OP

Father David Rocks OP, a Dominican of the Irish Province, was ordained priest by Bishop George Stack, auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Westminster at the priory church of Our Lady of the Rosary and Saint Dominic, Southampton Road in London - today July 3rd, the feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle. David was joined by the Provincials of the Irish and English provinces, his community, many brothers of the Irish and English provinces along with his family and friends. Irish Dominican Vocations wishes our brother David every blessing in his priestly ministry. Father David will celebrate Mass in the Dominican church of Saint Catherine of Siena, Newry, Co. Down on Monday next. Below are some images of the presbyteral ordination today:
The entrance procession
The Gospel about to be proclaimed
Bishop George lays hands on the ordinand
Anointing with chrism
Receiving the Chalice and Paten
Father David is vested in his priestly vestements by fr Declan Corish OP
Fr David with Bishop Stack

Fr David blesses his parents
A family portrait
Fr David in full flight at the post ordination reception
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