Fr Ed Perera, Induction as Parish Priest

Friday 17th October 2014

The Induction Mass of Fr Ed as Parish Priest took place on Friday 17th October.  The main celebrant was The Right Reverend Paul Hendricks, Titular Bishop of Rosemarkie and  Auxiliary in the Archdiocese of Southwark.

The Ceremony of Induction is an occasion when a new Parish Priest is formally presented to the parish in a liturgical context. The ceremony is so arranged to remind priest and people of their responsibility together before God to serve Christ in his Church, and by their holiness and the example of their lives, individually and as a local community, to promote the mission of their Lord.  During the Rite of Induction, Fr Ed, with his hand on the book of Gospels, made his Profession of Faith, followed by various declarations of commitment, and finally was presented (ceremonially) with the Keys of the Parish and his Document of Appointment.

After a wonderful Mass, a party was held in the hall along with the cutting of the cake.

We wish Fr Ed every happiness during his time in Tolworth and assure him of our prayers now, and in the future.

Andrew Richardson