The Archbishop of Melbourne Denis Hart ordained six new priests in a ceremony at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne on Saturday.
The six new priests are from varied backgrounds.
• Patrick Bradford, originally from New Zealand, has been living and working in Melbourne for a number of years.
• Justel Callos originally from Angeles City, Philippines, whose family migrated to Australia in 2008.
• George Feliciouz originally from Cannanore in Kerala, South India has studied and worked in parishes in Melbourne.
• Daryl Montecillo born in the Philippines and his family migrated to Australia where he was educated.
• Joel Peart grew up in the Gladstone Park parish where he will celebrate his first Mass.
• Dong Tran born in Nam Dinh, Vietnam and has studied in Melbourne where the Archbishop accepted him for priesthood.
Photo: From left: Rev Feliciouz, Rev Dong Tran, Rev Justel Callos, Rev Joel Peart, Rev Daryl Montecillo, Rev Patrick Bradford