FR Michael Brady’s deep love of God and of the Mass remains at the heart of his ministry as he celebrates 25 years of priesthood.
The Tweed Heads parish priest ends 2014 with that milestone of religious commitment.
Fr Brady entered the seminary at 32 years of age and was ordained when he was 38.
He said he wanted to share his deep love of God and of the Mass with other people.
“Bringing the Eucharist to people for their spiritual nourishment is very humbling and a privilege,” Fr Brady said.
He said part of being a priest was dealing with people at all different stages of their life and having people’s trust, encouragement and support.
“What is incredibly special for me as a priest is that I am able to walk with people through their spiritual journey,” Fr Brady said.
“I have had joy-filled experiences and have wonderful memories with the people I have met over the years from all different backgrounds and I am still in contact with many of them now.
“It’s a very fulfilling and joyful life.”