Newly ordained Little Eucharistic Brothers of the Divine Will Fr John Joseph LEB said that in the lead up to his priestly ordination, he was conscious of the momentous shift it would constitute in his life.
The Hobart Archdiocese has last week celebrated the ordination to the diaconate of Perth born Br John Joseph LEB from the Little Eucharistic Brothers of Divine Will.
His day of ordination belonged to the Church, the newly ordained deacon emphasised in his address after Mass, thanking the many who had been involved in his journey from its very beginning in Perth, Western Australia.
Newly appointed Director for the Archdiocese of Perth Vocations Office, Fr Israel Quirit, echoed the words of St John Paul II in an interview with The Record Magazine.
“Many people have the impression about vocations that it’s just about the priesthood. While there may be some truth to that, it’s not the full truth,” he explained.
“Vocations also include married and religious life, as well as a life of blessed singleness.
“Simply put, it’s a path that God wants us to walk.”
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Pope Francis has appointed Fr Mykola Bychok CSsR, currently in ministry at St John’s Parish in New Jersey, the third Eparch of Sts Peter and Paul of Melbourne for Ukrainian Catholics in Australia and New Zealand.
The Perth Eastern Rite Catholic community congregated at St Mary’s Cathedral on Friday 23 August for a Solemn Divine Liturgy to give thanks and praise to God for the presence and contribution of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Western Australia for the past 40 years.
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB last week led a Holy Hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life on 7 August 2019.
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