THANK YOU AND THE STORY SO FAR – a note from Dcn Roy
Firstly, I would like to thank you all very much for your kind wishes over Christmas and for the many tokens of friendship given me. You have all been so kind. It has been so good to be able to spend some of my Christmas break from Seminary with you doing my “old job” assisting Fr David.
As you know, it was on 4th January 2016 that I commenced my further studies at Wonersh for the priesthood on a part time basis with my own room there. (I was there before between 1999 – 2002 for the Diaconate) By this March I had studied two years Canon Law and Faculties and took the exams.
In September I commenced full time studies living in the Seminary on a permanent basis. This time studying Moral Theology plus several other Theologies which I have elected to do and am enjoying it immensely. Living so closely alongside many different people makes for special relationships and I have found this a fascinating experience and very rewarding. The professors (lecturers/formators) are excellent and the lectures of a high standard; I am so fortunate to be in such a place.
The whole process has helped me discern my way forward in the Lord’s service much more clearly, and I now cannot wait to get “back in the vineyard”. For this particular labourer I feel it’s even later than the eleventh hour, more like a quarter to midnight!
I expect the bishop to soon allow me to announce the place and time of my ordination. In the meantime please keep me in your prayers as I do you each day, and I very much look forward to seeing you all at my priestly ordination (God willing), when that great day comes.
God bless you all. Deacon Roy. St John’s Seminary Wonersh.