That special date: 9th May, both of 1987 and 30 years later: 2017. Forever in my memory!
The 9th of May 2017 …
… marked the 30th anniversary since my ordination to the Catholic priesthood. I’ve been teaching sexual health for 27 years now; many people may not even know about the ten years spent for the priesthood, a decade in my past life. These days, I am more inclined to consider myself ‘post-Catholic’, but there’s always a tug on the heart strings when I see “Sister Act” or Zeffirelli’s “Brother Sun and Sister Moon” or some other Hollywood epic with a Catholic theme.
Deacon David lying prostrate for the Litany of the Saints
That 30th anniversary was truly special for a right Royal reason, too!
Quite often, when people find out I was ordained and then left the active ministry, they blurt out “Oh, so you didn’t have a vocation!?” Just like when I was actually working in parish life…
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