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