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Fr Frankie celebrates 10 years in the priesthood

Fr Frankie Mulgrew has celebrated 10 years in the priesthood.

Fr Frankie Mulgrew, the younger son of famous entertainer Jimmy Cricket, is celebrating 10 years in the priesthood.

Formerly a comedian like his father, Fr Frankie (pictured right) was ordained in 2013.

He is currently the parish priest at St James and All Souls Parish in Salford.

Not surprisingly considering his dad’s job, Frankie was captivated by a love of the stage as a child.

As a stand-up comedian, he was known as Frankie Doodle.

But he suffered with depression around the age of 18, which led him eventually to become a priest after realising the healing power of the Catholic religion.

To mark the special occasion, his parish posted a video on social media.

It features Fr Frankie answering some questions, including which one item does he always take with him when he goes out?

You can find out the answer by viewing the video here. It can also be found below this article.

An accompanying message said: “Today we celebrate Father Frankie’s 10th year anniversary of being a priest and in honour of that, here’s a little video of Father!

We couldn’t be prouder!
“Thank you for everything you do for the parish, Father, and may God bless you always and forever.”
Jimmy said on behalf of himself and his wife May: “He does such great work and his Mum and I couldn’t be prouder! xx”
Fr Frankie has authored two books on faith.
His first is about God and humour called Does God LOL? (LOL is internet slang for Laugh Out Loud).
He compiled and edited the book.
It includes contributions from famous entertainers Ricky Tomlinson, Tim Vine, Jo Brand, Milton Jones and the late Sir Ken Dodd and Frank Carson.
And the second is Miracles R Us: Supernatural Miracles In The Catholic Church.
People on social media congratulated Fr Frankie on his anniversary.
Jacqui Ridler, a singer and saxophone player, told Jimmy on Facebook: “I remember him as a little toddler.
“A few years later he came with his mum and siblings to see me at the 3Bs in Bridlington.
“How he has grown, congratulations great work Frankie xx.”

Also read on this website…

Fr Frankie pops in to say ‘hello’ at church show!

Priest with ‘show business in his blood’

Fr Frankie’s answer to the question mentioned in the article above… he takes Rosary Beads with him when he goes out.