The churchmen in the photograph above must be sharing the exciting news regarding the Annual Colloquium of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy which is taking place at Aylesford this year between the 3rd and 4th November!
I really do urge all priests who value their faith to join the Confraternity and support this event. My brother priests in the Ordinariate might like to know that the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy have been great friends to us from our inception and welcome our membership. This year’s speakers are Fr. Jerome Betram, Dom Mark Kirby and Fr. Guy de Gaynesford and Bishop Paul Mason will also be present to celebrate Mass.
The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, which has branches across the world, has three guiding principles. It seeks to show fidelity; to Sacred Scripture, the Magisterium, the Councils and Catechism of the Catholic Church and to the Holy Father. It centres on formation; in human, spiritual, doctrinal and pastoral aspects of the Priesthood, and assistance in the Priestly ministry of teaching, sanctifying and governing. And it upholds fraternity; in mutual support and encouragement of Priestly life and ideals, by conferences, local chapters, study, retreats and publications. In other words it is a solid mainstream organisation that seeks to inspire professionalism and good standards amongst the clergy.
I am posting my booking form today!