Posts Tagged ‘ordinations’

God kept nagging me says NZ’s youngest priest

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Alister Castillo, 27, who is thought to be the youngest priest in New Zealand says God is a “nagger”. “It’s that very annoying nagging that’s kind of like when your parents are telling you to do the dishes, ” he told Castello, who describes himself as “a born and bred Cantabrian”, completed his secondary Read more

10 Pacific Regional Seminary students ordained deacon

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Ten students of Pacific Regional Seminary of St Peter Chanel were ordained deacon by Soane Cardinal Mafi of Tonga on Sunday 8th May in at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Suva, Fiji. The deacons come from six different Pacific Island nations. Three were ordained for the Archdiocese of Samoa-Apia. Two are members of the Congregation of Read more

Three priests ordained in Christchurch

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

On Saturday 5th December before a full church at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Deacons Do Nguyen, Tien Cao and Thanh Tran were ordained to priesthood. These are the first of our Vietnamese men to be ordained to priesthood, after arriving over seven years ago to learn English before entering Holy Cross Seminary. The church was full Read more

Guam – 17 priests ordained in the last 9 years

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

In Guam there have been 17 priests ordained  in the past nine years. Last Saturday, Deacon Luis Venancio Benavente Camacho  became the first Chamorro from the Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Missionary  Seminary of Guam to be ordained priest. Deacon Michael Vincent Jucutan,  of Hawaii was ordained at the same time. Fr Luis is the second Chamorro to Read more

Vocations rise for third year in England and Wales

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Vocations to religious orders in England and Wales have risen for the third year in a row, and this year has seen a noticeable increase in the number of men joining. The rise in men and women entering religious orders is across a wide variety of different orders, some of which have not had novices Read more