Monday, 16 August 2010


Looking at the photos from the Latin Mass Society Conference at Downside, someone asked me if the sub-deacon had been here at St Catherine’s. Indeed he had. He is the Revd Matthew McCarthy and was ordained deacon for the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter during the first ordinations conferred in the new chapel at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary on 6 March 2010. (The Chapel was consecrated only three days earlier). Six seminarians were ordained to the diaconate, four seminarians of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter and two of the Carmel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Wyoming. The ordaining Bishop was Most Revd Arthur J. Serratelli, Bishop of Paterson, New Jersey. Matthew was the Deacon for the Solemn Mass celebrated here on 6th July. (I've added a video of the Introit below).

Rev. Matthew McCarthy (reverencing Bishop Sarratelli) in

Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary Chapel, Nebraska.

The sub-deacon that day was the Revd Damian McCaughan, who was ordained deacon for the Diocese of Down and Connor in the Holy Father’s Cathedral, the Basilica of St John Lateran, on Easter Monday, April 5th 2010. The ordaining Bishop was Most Revd William Walsh, Bishop of Killaloe, conducting ordinations for the Pontifical Irish College students.

Rev. Damian McCaughan (to the left of Bp Walsh) in St John Lateran, Rome.

Both of these fine men are, God-willing, coming back next year to celebrate a “first” Mass here at St Catherine’s. Please keep them in your prayers.

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