On Thursday evening 16th November 2017, during the 6:00 pm Mass at St Michael’s Cathedral, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia. Most Reverend Francis Carroll, Bishop Emeritus of Wagga Wagga and Archbishop Emeritus of Canberra-Goulburn, admitted as candidates for ordination to the diaconate and presbyterate the following men:
Simon Greet, Cyprian Onuorah, Rosan Vettikomibil and Connell Perry.
We congratulate these men on reaching this next stage in their formation to the priesthood and offer to them, together with their families, the continued support of our prayers and encouragement, as they continue on their journey to the priesthood.
L to R: Rosan Vettikombil, Connell Perry, Most Reverend Francis Carroll, Simon Greet, Cyprian Onuorah on 16 November 2017 at St Michael’s Cathedral, Wagga Wagga. On the occasion of their candidacy for ordination to the diaconate and presbyterate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Saturday 2 April 2016, Reverend Reece Gerard Beltrame was ordained to the Priesthood in St Michael’s Cathedral, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, by the Most Reverend Gerard Hanna DD, Bishop of Wagga Wagga.
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.
On Saturday 5th December 2015 Reverend Anthony Mary Onyedikachukwu Oboshi was ordained to the Priesthood in St Michael’s Cathedral, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, by the Most Reverend Gerard Hanna DD, Bishop of Wagga Wagga.
On Tuesday, 15th September 2015, Father Stefan Matuszek celebrated a Memorial Mass of Thanksgiving in honour of Our Lady of Sorrows at the Carmelite Monastery, Goonellabah, New South Wales, Australia.
Father Stefan Matuszek in procession at Carmelite Monastery Chapel
Father Matuszek gives his priestly blessing