School Chaplains Commissioning Mass

St Chad’s Cathedral, Monday 22nd September at 10.30am.
Monday 22nd September saw over 150 people gathering with Archbishop Longley to celebrate Chaplaincy in our Catholic Secondary Schools. Head Teachers, Lay Chaplains, Priest Chaplain’s, Student Chaplaincy Volunteers, governors and staff came together with staff from the Diocesan Education Service and The Kenelm Youth Trust, to celebrate Mass with the Archbishop during which he told those present that they were “transmitters of faith”. He went on to say that “at the heart of Chaplaincy lies your own commitment to Christ.” He challenged all present to take to heart the fitting words of the days Gospel to place our lamp on a lampstand for all to see so that there would be an authentic example of Christian witness in our Catholic Schools. The Archbishop then invited those involved in Chaplaincy to stand so that he could commission them for the coming year of ministry. The celebrations then continued as all present shared lunch together in the beautiful afternoon sunshine!


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