The new priest stands at the altar with the Bishop for his first Mass.
(taken by Joseph Shaw)
Congratulations to Fr Richard Bailey,C.O., who was ordained to the Priesthood on Saturday at St Chad's in Manchester with some excellent music, including parts of Mozart's Coronation Mass. Great news for the Oratorian communities in this country, who seem to be going from strength to strength, now that they are also looking after St Wilfrid's in York as well. It was great to catch up with so many priests and others who were in attendance. There are some further photos from Joseph Shaw here.
The new priest's hands are kissed as he gives First Blessings.