On Thursday 31st May, a thanksgiving Mass celebrating the Golden Jubilee of ordination of Fr John Menonkari CMI, Parish Priest at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Wembley was celebrated by Bishop John Sherrington and attended in large number by parishioners and well-wishers.
Serving as a Parish Priest at Wembley since 2006; the respect, love and affection of the parishioners was evident in their presence at Mass and the reception held after.
In his homily, Bishop John reflected on Fr John’s journey, ‘Looking back with gratitude to God for the blessings of 50 years’, his life that has been a ’witness to prayer, steadfast fidelity, sacrifice’ and most importantly, ‘a witness as a member of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate’.
In gratitude for the ’seeds that led to priesthood’ in
Fr John’s life, Bishop John spoke of ’sacrifice for the
good of others in priestly service’.