Quarterly Oratory Newsletter

An extract from our latest Quarterly Newsletter as Br Conor shares his experience of being a newly ordained deacon

On December 19 of last year, I was ordained a deacon and so these past few months have been filled with much learning and, most importantly, opportunities to serve.

It has been with great joy that I can now assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass as a deacon.  Since my ordination, I have noticed a growing appreciation for the deacon’s role and the closeness with which he serves at the altar. It is truly a great gift to assist the priest at Holy Mass and my love and reverence for the Holy Eucharist have only increased with this august honour from God, Our Father.

It hasn’t been without difficulties though. After many years of study and duties proper to a Brother of the Oratory, I had become relatively comfortable in my daily routine.  I

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