Deacon Dean Bongat will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Presbyters on the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows, September 15, Saturday 11 am at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo.
Deacon Dean will be ordained for the Sandhurst Diocese in an ordination Mass to be celebrated by Bishop Leslie Tomlinson. Refreshments will take place after the ordination at St Kilian’s Parish Centre, 161 McCrae Street, Bendigo.
Deacon Fidelis Cosmas Udousoro will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Priesthood on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, Friday, September 14.
The ordination ceremony will include the imposition of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit by the Archbishop of Hobart, Julian Porteous, in a special Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral in Hobart at 7.00pm. Refreshments will follow afterwards in the Cathedral Centre.
The Archbishop's Dinner is held each year to raise monies for the Priests Support and Education Fund.
This fund was established by the Knights of the Southern Cross to assist in the funding and education of seminarians and the post-ordination education of priests.