Deacon John will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday 28th November at 10am at St Paschal Chapel, Box Hill. If you would like to watch the livestream of the mass please follow the link:
John comes from Flores—Indonesia. He joined the Society of the Divine Word in 2010 by entering the Divine Word (Sang Sabda) Novitiate in Juwu-Manggarai, Indonesia and professed his first vows on 15th August 2012. From 2012-2016, he did philosophical studies at Catholic Institute of Philosophy of Ledalero, Maumere-Indonesia. In 2016, John arrived in Australia to do this theological studies at the Yarra Theological Union, a college of the University of Divinity, Melbourne. He graduated in 2020. John professed his perpetual vows on March 14th 2020 and was ordained to the diaconate the following day.
On Sunday 29th November at 11am Father John will celebrate his first mass of Thanksgiving at our church – St Scholastica’s Parish. We would like to congratulate Father John on this wonderful milestone and my God be watching over him during this significant time in his life.