Priestly Ordination – Reverend Father Christian Obiekwe

ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD – 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, Australia, by the Most Reverend Gerard Hanna DD, Bishop of Wagga Wagga.

St Michael's Cathedral Wagga Wagga

St Michael’s Cathedral Wagga Wagga

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

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

Reverend Christian Obiekwe laying prostrate

Reverend Christian Obiekwe laying prostrate

The Most Reverend Gerard Hanna, DD, lays his hands upon The Elect, Reverend Christian Obiekwe

The Most Reverend Gerard Hanna, DD, lays his hands upon The Elect, Reverend Christian Obiekwe

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 on 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

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 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

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

Reverend Father Christian Obiekwe during a visitation to Our Lady's altar during the Mass of Ordination at St Michael's Cathedral, Wagga Wagga, on Saturday, 13 December 2014

Reverend Father Christian Obiekwe during a visitation to Our Lady’s altar during the Mass of Ordination at St Michael’s Cathedral, Wagga Wagga, on Saturday, 13 December 2014

The Reverend Father Christian Obiekwe  at the conclusion of the Mass of Ordination at St Michael's Cathedral, Wagga Wagga, on Saturday, 13 December 2014

The Reverend Father Christian Obiekwe at the conclusion of the Mass of Ordination at St Michael’s Cathedral, Wagga Wagga, on Saturday, 13 December 2014

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

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 with clergy of the diocese and visiting clergy 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

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