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Ordination to the Priesthood – Reverend Stefan Tadeusz Matuszek

On Monday, 14 September 2015, the feast day of The Exaltation of The Holy Cross, Reverend Stefan Tadeusz Matuszek was ordained to the priesthood in Saint Francis Xavier’s Church, Ballina, New South Wales, Australia, by The Most Reverend Geoffrey Jarrett, Bishop of Lismore.

Saint Francis Xavier's Church, Ballina, New South Wales

Saint Francis Xavier’s Church, Ballina, New South Wales

Reverend Deacon Stefan Matuszek

Reverend Deacon Stefan Matuszek

Side Altar of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour

Side Altar of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour

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Very Reverend Father Peter Thompson, Rector, during the Election of the Candidate

Very Reverend Father Peter Thompson, Rector, during the Election of the Candidate

Most Reverend Geoffrey Jarrett, DD, addresses the congregation during the homily

Most Reverend Geoffrey Jarrett, DD, addresses the congregation during the homily

The Promises of the Elect is maede by the ordinand Reverend Matuszek

The Promises of the Elect is made by the ordinand Reverend Matuszek

The Promise of respect and obedience is made by Reverend Matuszek

The Promise of respect and obedience is made by Reverend Matuszek

 Reverend Matuszek prostrates himself during the Litany of the Saints

Reverend Matuszek prostrates himself during the Litany of the Saints

The Laying on of Hands

The Laying on of Hands

Members of the clergy lay hands on Reverend Matuszek

Members of the clergy lay hands on Reverend Matuszek

Reverend Matuszek kneels before the Bishop during the Prayer of Ordination

Reverend Matuszek kneels before the Bishop during the Prayer of Ordination

Bishop anoints the hands of Father Matuszek with holy Chrism

Bishop anoints the hands of Father Matuszek with holy Chrism

Bishop binds Father Matuszek's hands with the maniturgium

Bishop binds Father Matuszek’s hands with the maniturgium

The Bishop places the the offertory gifts of the paten and chalice into the hands of Father Matuszek

The Bishop places the offertory gifts of the paten and chalice into the hands of Father Matuszek

Fraternal Kiss of Peace

Fraternal Kiss of Peace

Statue of The Sacred Heart of Jesus in Saint Francis Xavier's Church

Statue of The Sacred Heart of Jesus in Saint Francis Xavier’s Church

Father Matuszek distributes Holy Communion to his parents, Mr and Mrs Matuszek

Father Matuszek distributes Holy Communion to his parents, Mr and Mrs Matuszek

Father Matuszek receives a bouquet of roses from his mother whilst he presents Mrs Matuszek with the maniturgium

Father Matuszek receives a bouquet of roses from his mother whilst he presents Mrs Matuszek with the maniturgium

Father Matuszek prays before the altar of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour

Father Matuszek prays before the side altar of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour

Solemn Blessing

Solemn Blessing

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Father Stefan Matuszek, together with his parents Mr and Mrs Matuszek and members of his family

Father Stefan Matuszek, together with his parents Mr and Mrs Matuszek and members of his family

Father Matuszek with members of his extended family

Father Matuszek with members of his extended family

Father Stefan gives his first priestly blessing to his parents, Mr and Mrs Matuszek

Father Stefan gives his first priestly blessing to his parents, Mr and Mrs Matuszek

Saint Francis Xavier's Church, Ballina - Monday, 14 September 2015

Saint Francis Xavier’s Church, Ballina – Monday, 14 September 2015

Candidacy of Marco Killingsworth and (Paul) Phu Van Lu

On Saturday 8 August 2015, feast day of Saint Mary of the Cross (Mary Mackillop),  Marco Killingsworth and (Paul) Phu Van Lu, students for the Diocese of Wagga Wagga, were admitted to Candidacy for Holy Orders in Saint Michael’s Cathedral, Wagga Wagga, by The Most Reverend Gerard Hanna DD, Bishop of Wagga Wagga.

L to R: Marco Killingsworth and (Paul) Phu Van Lu

L to R: Marco Killingsworth and (Paul) Phu Van Lu

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L to R: (Paul) Phu Van Lu, Most Reverend Bishop Hanna DD, Marco Killingsworth

L to R: (Paul) Phu Van Lu, Most Reverend Gerard Hanna DD, Marco Killingsworth

L to R: (Paul) Phu Van Lu, Very Reverend Father Peter Thompson (Rector), Marco Killingsworth

L to R: (Paul) Phu Van Lu, Very Reverend Father Peter Thompson, C.M., (Rector), Marco Killingsworth

Mass of Thanksgiving – Reverend Father Sean Byrnes

On the 2nd Sunday of Easter, 12th April 2015 (Divine Mercy Sunday),  Reverend Father Sean Byrnes celebrated the Mass of Thanksgiving at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Church, Thurgoona, New South Wales.

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L to R: Deacon Reece Beltrame, Father Sean Byrnes, Deacon Stefan Matuszek, assisted by a seminarian and altar server

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The Gospel proclaimed by Deacon Stefan Matuszek

The Gospel is proclaimed by Deacon Stefan Matuszek

The homily was given by Father Joel Wallace

The homily is given by Father Joel Wallace

Seminarians attending Vianney College join the congregation of parishioners from Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Thurgoona, together with family and friends of Father Sean Byrnes

Seminarians attending Vianney College join the congregation of parishioners from Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Thurgoona, together with family and friends of Father Sean Byrnes

Father Joel Wallace

Father Joel Wallace

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Ordination to the Diaconate – Reece Beltrame & Anthony Mary Oboshi – March 2015

On Tuesday, 10th March 2015 in St Michael’s Cathedral, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Reece Gerard Beltrame and Anthony Mary Onyedikachukwu Oboshi were ordained deacons for the Diocese of Wagga Wagga, by The Most Reverend Gerard Hanna, DD.

 

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L to R:  Anthony Mary Oboshi and Reece Beltrame, candidates, joined by the family of Reece Beltrame

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The newly ordained deacons, Reverend Reece Beltrame and Reverend Anthony Mary Oboshi with Most Reverend Gerard Hanna, DD, outside St Michael’s Cathedral

L to R: Father Stephen Onyekwere, Reverend Oboshi, Bishop Hanna, Father Henry Ibe (Vice-Rector) and Father Christian Obiekwe, outside the Cathedral

Ordination to the Diaconate – Francis Makperr Afu – July 2014

On Wednesday, 9 July 2014, Francis Makperr Afu, candidate for the diocese of Armidale was ordained to the Diaconate at Sacred Heart Church, Inverall, New South Wales, by The Most Reverend Michael Kennedy, DD, Bishop of Armidale.

Francis Afu is called to come forward as the candidate to be ordained

Francis Afu is called to come forward as the candidate to be ordained

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reverend Francis Afu with Father Peter Thompson, rector of Vianney College, together with seminarians Henry Etoh and Cyprian Onuorah

Deacon Francis Afu with Father Peter Thompson, rector of Vianney College, together with seminarians Henry Etoh and Cyprian Onuorah

 

Ordination to the Diaconate – Vitalis Werunga Nyongesa and Alexander Mutua Munyao – April 2015

Vitalis Nyongesa and Alexander Munyao candidates for the Diocese of Lismore, were ordained to the diaconate by The Most Reverend Geoffrey Jarrett, DD, on Thursday, 9 April 2015 in St Augustine’s Church, Coffs Harbour, NSW.

 

Reverend Nyongesa and Reverend Munyao with Bishop Jarrett, outside St Augustine's Church Coffs Harbour

Reverend Nyongesa and Reverend Munyao with Bishop Jarrett, outside St Augustine’s Church Coffs Harbour

Rev Stefan Matuszek (Deacon 12 Feb 2015 for Lismore), Rev Alexander Munyao (Deacon 9 Apr 2015 for Lismore), Rev Vitalis Nyongesa (Deacon 9 Apr 2015 for Lismore), Rev Anthony Mary Oboshi (Deacon 10 Mar 2015 for Wagga), Rev Reece Beltrame (Deacon 10 Mar 2015 for Wagga), photograph taken on 20 April 2015 at Vianney College Seminary Wagga Wagga

Rev Stefan Matuszek (Deacon 12 Feb 2015 for Lismore), Rev Alexander Munyao (Deacon 9 Apr 2015 for Lismore), Rev Vitalis Nyongesa (Deacon 9 Apr 2015 for Lismore), Rev Anthony Mary Oboshi (Deacon 10 Mar 2015 for Wagga), Rev Reece Beltrame (Deacon 10 Mar 2015 for Wagga), photograph taken on 20 April 2015 at Vianney College Seminary Wagga Wagga

Reverend Munyao and Reverend Nyongesa with the College rector, Father Peter Thompson

Reverend Munyao and Reverend Nyongesa with the College rector, Father Peter Thompson

Reverend Matuszek, Reverend Munyao, Reverend Nyongesa, Father Thompson, Father Byrnes (ordained priest 11 Apr 2015 Wagga), Reverend Oboshi, Reverend Beltrame

Reverend Matuszek, Reverend Munyao, Reverend Nyongesa, Father Thompson, Father Byrnes (ordained priest 11 Apr 2015 Wagga), Reverend Oboshi, Reverend Beltrame

Ordination to the Diaconate – Stefan Tadeusz Matuszek – February 2015

On Thursday, 12 February 2015, Stefan Matuszek was ordained a deacon for the diocese of Lismore, by The Most Reverend Geoffrey Jarrett, DD, in St Carthage’s Cathedral, Lismore, New South Wales.

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St Carthage’s Cathedral

St Carthage's Cathedral

St Carthage’s Cathedral

L to R: Mr & Mrs Matuszek (parents) with ordinand Stefan Matuszek

L to R: Mr & Mrs Matuszek (parents) with ordinand Stefan Matuszek

 

Stefan Matuszek is called to come forward as the candidate to be ordained

Stefan Matuszek is called to come forward as the candidate to be ordained

 

 

 

Rev Stefan Matuszek is vested with a diaconal stole then a dalmatic by Reverend Sean Byrnes, an assisting deacon

Rev Stefan Matuszek is vested with a diaconal stole then a dalmatic by Reverend Sean Byrnes, an assisting deacon

 

Bishop Jarrett exchanges the sign of peace with Reverend Matuszek

Bishop Jarrett exchanges the sign of peace with Reverend Matuszek

Reverend Stefan Matuszek receives  the Book of the Gospels from Bishop Jarrett

Reverend Stefan Matuszek receives the Book of the Gospels from Bishop Jarrett

Preparation of the sacred vessels for the liturgy of the Eucharist

Preparation of the sacred vessels for the liturgy of the Eucharist

 

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Deacon Matuszek with Bishop Jarrett, surrounded by the Matuszek family outside the Cathedral

Deacon Matuszek with Bishop Jarrett, surrounded by the Matuszek family outside the Cathedral

Ordination to Priesthood – Reverend Father Christian Obiekwe – December 2014

Reverend Christian Obiekwe was ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, 13th December 2014 at St Michael’s Cathedral, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, by the Most Reverend Gerard Hanna DD, Bishop of Wagga Wagga.

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St Michael’s Cathedral Wagga Wagga

Most Rev Gerard Hanna DD, blesses the hands of Reverend Christian Obiekwe

Reverend Christian Obiekwe kneels before Bishop Hanna and places his joined hands between those of the bishop and promises life long obedience to the bishop and his successors during the Mass of Ordination

The Elect, Reverend Christian Obiekwe lays prostrate during the Litany of the Saints

The elect lies prostrate during the litany of the saints

Bishop Hanna lays hands upon Reverend Christian

The Most Reverend Gerard Hanna, DD, calls on the power of the Holy Spirit upon the elect, Reverend Christian Obiekwe, to bestow on him the power of priestly grace

The Most Reverend Gerard Hanna, DD, calls down the power of the Holy Spirit upon the elect, Reverend Christian Obiekwe, to bestow on him the power of priestly grace

Most Reverend Gerard Hanna, DD, places the offertory gifts in the hands of the newly ordained, Reverend Father Christian Obiekwe,during the Mass of Ordination at St Michael's Cathedral, Wagga Wagga, on Saturday, 13 December 2014

The bishop presents the bread and wine to be consecrated at the Mass to the newly ordained Father Christian Obiekwe

The Most Reverend Gerard Hanna, DD, with the newly ordained to the priesthood, Reverend Father Christian Obiekwe, during the Eucharistic Prayer of the Mass of Ordination at St Michael's Cathedral, Wagga Wagga on 13 December 2014

Father Christian Obiekwe to the left of the bishop, joins the clergy in concelebrating the Mass of Ordination

Before the ceremony concludes, Father Christian Obiekwe prays before Our Lady’s altar

Reverend Father Christian Obiekwe at the conclusion of the Mass of Ordination

The newly ordained, Reverend Father Christian Obiekwe, together with Most Reverend Gerard Hanna, DD, and Father Christian's family, outside St Michael's Cathedral, Wagga Wagga, at the occasion of his priestly ordination, on Saturday, 13 December 2014

Father Christian Obiekwe together with Bishop Hanna and Father Obiekwe’s family, outside the Cathedral

Father Christian Obiekwe with clergy of the diocese and visiting clergy, outside the Cathedral

L to R:  Father Bing Monteagudo, Father Christian Obiekwe and Father Paul Nulley, outside the Cathedral

Father Bing Monteagudo, Father Christian Obiekwe and Father Paul Nulley, outside St Michael’s Cathedral