After the ordination ceremony, the newly ordained, their families and guests returned to the seminary. The new priests were busying giving their First Blessing to all who wished to receive it. Once the blessings had been given we assembled in the seminary chapel to sing the Te Deum - the Church's great hymn of praise and thanksgiving to God for his blessings and especially for giving us five new priests.
The singing the Te Deum was concluded with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament after which all went to a celebration dinner. The evening concluded with a marvellous fireworks display.
|The image of the Infant of Prague on the altar in the seminary chapel|