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Ordination of Father David Rocks OP

Today Father David Rocks OP was ordained priest by Bishop George Stack, auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Westminster. The ordination took place at the priory church of Our Lady of the Rosary and Saint Dominic, Southampton Road in London. David was joined by the Provincials of the Irish and English provinces, his community, and many brothers of the both provinces along with his family and friends. Father David will celebrate Mass in the Dominican church of Saint Catherine of Siena, Newry, Co. Down on Monday next. Below are some images of the presbyteral ordination today.

The entrance procession

The Gospel about to be proclaimed

Bishop George lays hands on the ordinand
Anointing with chrism
Receiving the Chalice and Paten
Father David is vested in his priestly vestements by fr Declan Corish OP
Fr David with Bishop Stack
Fr David blesses his parents
A family portrait
Fr David in full flight at the post ordination reception

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