Ordination to the Diaconate – Paul Phu Van Lu

On Saturday 20th August 2016, Paul Phu Van Lu was ordained to the Order of Deacons in St Michael’s Cathedral, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, by The Most Reverend Gerard Hanna, DD.  Friends and family came from all over to be present for the ordination of Reverend Lu.  Also present were a large number of the Vietnamese Community, as well as fellow seminarians, clergy from the Wagga Diocese, visiting clergy and many parishioners from the Wagga region.

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Ordination to the Diaconate for the Diocese of Armidale – Henry Kingsley Kanayo Etoh

On 19 March 2016 Henry Kingsley Kanayo Etoh a seminarian for the diocese of Armidale in New South Wales, Australia,  was ordained to the diaconate in Mary Help of Christians Church, South Tamworth, New South Wales, by The Most Reverend Michael Kennedy, DD, Bishop of Armidale. The celebration was a joyous occasion for Reverend Etoh and all the community.

Diaconate Kingsley Henry Etoh, 19 Mar 2016

Ordination to Priesthood for the Diocese of Lismore – Rev Alexander Mutua Munyao

Father Alexander Munyao who studied at Vianney College was ordained to the priesthood on Friday 4 March 2016 in his native Kenya; St Zeno Catholic Parish Ndithini, Machakos Diocese.  Fr Munyao was ordained for the diocese of Lismore, New South Wales, Australia, by the Most Reverend Geoffrey Jarrett, DD, Bishop of Lismore.  Priests from the local area of Wagga Wagga represented the Diocese of Wagga at the ceremony.

Fr Alexander Munyao, Ord in Kenya, 4 Mar 16

Diaconate Ordination of Marco Daniel Killingsworth

On Saturday 23 April 2016 Marco Daniel Killingsworth was ordained a Deacon for the diocese of Wagga Wagga by The Most Reverend Gerard Hanna, DD, in St Michael’s Cathedral, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia.  The celebration was a joyous occasion for Reverend Killingsworth and all the community.  A brother and sister of Reverend Killingsworth were present as well as a large number of friends.

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First Mass – Reverend Father Reece Gerard Beltrame

Father Reece Beltrame celebrated his First Mass of Thanksgiving in his home parish of St Patrick’s Albury on Divine Mercy Sunday, 3 April 2016.  Concelebrating with Fr Beltrame were local and visiting clergy.  The Mass was beautified by celestial music from the St Patrick’s schola.  The celebration was well attended by family and friends as well as parishioners of St Patrick’s Parish.

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First Mass – Reverend Father Anthony Mary Onyedikachukwu Oboshi

Father Anthony Mary Oboshi celebrated his first Mass of Thanksgiving at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, South Wagga Wagga on Sunday 6 December 2015.   Concelebrating with Fr Oboshi were local and visiting clergy.   The celebration was well attended by family and friends as well as the Nigerian Community and parishioners of South Wagga Wagga parish.  The liturgical celebration was beautified by traditional Nigerian music.

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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