|Deacon Jim helping Bishop Michael Campbell |
in this act of service.
At the Mass of the last supper he helped the Bishop to wash the feet of 12 parishioners. Above you can see him washing Sr Jayne's feet whilst one of our confirmandi looks on. He is wearing the vestment of a deacon which is known as a dalmatic which is a symbol of service, as deacons are servants within the Church.
As a deacon Jim was ordained to be a minister of God’s Word and service. Deacons are heralds of the Gospel who are called to service especially in charity. This week we pray for vocations to the permanent diaconate. Last Sunday we remembered Saints Peter and Paul, just as they were called to preach God’s word, so may the Lord call deacons to bring His Gospel to the world in word and in loving service.