What's an induction of a Parish Priest?
It is when the Bishop formally and through the prayer of the Mass, installs a priest as being pastor of a parish / parishes or area of jurisdiction. The priest makes a Profession of Faith, Oath of Fidelity upon assuming an office to be exercised in the name of the Church, together with an Oath to administer the temporal goods of the Church before the Bishop and the People the priest is sent to serve. God's blessing is asked for the priest and the community. It is a deeply symbolic celebration, and is fitting that as many of the community join in the Mass and celebration afterwards. Fr Phillip's induction took place in Cardigan on the feast of the Birth of Our Lady (September 8th). It was a happy blessed occasion.