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Ordination Religious Orders

Tasmania’s Benedictine monks celebrate first priestly ordination

Tasmania’s Benedictine monks celebrated their first ordination to the priesthood, as Fr Bede Mary Cannavo OSB was ordained at St Canice’s Church in Sandy Bay. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.


Deacon focuses on relationship with God on eve of ordination

“I want to love like the Lord loves.” Parramatta Deacon Tom Green says these words will steer his ministry as he prepares for his ordination to the priesthood tomorrow. Source: Catholic Outlook.


Men remain attracted to challenge of priesthood:  Archbishop Fisher

The year-on-year renewal of the Sydney Archdiocese’s clergy is not merely a happy statistic, but a sign that men remain attracted to the challenge of the celibate priesthood, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP said at the ordination of two priests on Saturday. Source: The Catholic Weekly.


Maronite Church ordains three married men 

The Maronite community has three new priests, following the ordination of Fr Ron Hassarati, Fr Joseph Maatouk and Fr Mekhael Gebrael in Sydney on Saturday. Source: Maronite Eparchy.

In The Dioceses Ordination

Brisbane Archdiocese gets three new priests

The Archdiocese of Brisbane yesterday celebrated the Feasts of St Peter and Paul with Archbishop Mark Coleridge ordaining three men to the priesthood.


‘Local boy’ first Filipino priest ordained in Top End in 30 years

Newly ordained Darwin priest Fr Andric Dean Tobias Taberdo wanted his first words in his priestly ministry to be “thanks to God who draws us together in a communion of love and, who in love, also called me to the priesthood”. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Bishops Ordination

Hundreds gather for ordination of second Syro-Malabar bishop

Hundreds of people gathered last night to celebrate the ordination of Bishop John Panamthottathil CMI as the second shepherd of the Syro-Malabar Eparchy of St Thomas the Apostle in Melbourne. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

In The Dioceses Ordination

Call to vocation ‘easiest decision I’ve ever had to make’

After a journey spanning five years and two continents, former credit analyst James Thomson was ordained to the priesthood at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral in Adelaide on May 27. Source: The Southern Cross.

Bishops Ordination

Final preparations begin for ordination of eparchy’s second bishop

The Syro-Malabar Eparchy of St Thomas the Apostle in Melbourne has commenced the final preparations for tomorrow’s episcopal ordination of Fr John Panamthottathil CMI.