The chaplain of the Holy Family Guild in Hexham and Newcastle Diocese is Fr Michael Brown of St Mary of the Rosary, Forest Hall. Today he celebrates 22 years as a priest. We are thankful for the support he has given our group and grateful for the gift of his vocation. As Catholic families we value our priests for what they do both sacramentally and pastorally. We pray for them daily. We also adopt individual seminarians to support with prayer and provide a family link for those living away from their own homes during formation.
It is worth reading again Pope Benedict XVI's wonderful homily to 15,000 priests who had come to Rome to celebrate the close of the Year for Priests here