Any more news from Australia?

See the third item below from the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross website concerning ordinations that took place Oct. 18.   Would someone who was there please check in and send us a report?   Photos?   Best wishes to the new priests and priests-to-be.   Here’s some other news from the site:



Posted on October 22, 2012

Enquiries are welcome from anyone who is interested in receiving information about an Ordinariate group in the area around BENALLA in North East Victoria.

Please contact John Crocker (see CONTACTS PAGE for details)


Posted on October 22, 2012

Please pray for WARREN WADE to be ordained priest by the Most Rev David Walker, Bishop of Broken Bay, by letters dimissory from the Very Rev Harry Entwistle, at 7:30 on Wednesday December 12th in Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara, NSW


Your prayers are asked for Lyall Cowell  and Antony Iball to be ordained priest, and for Stephen Hill to be ordained to the transitional diaconate, in St Stephen’s Cathedral, Brisbane, on the evening of the Feast of St Luke, Thursday October 18th 2012.

The ordinations will be conducted by the Most Reverend Mark Coleridge, Archbishop of Brisbane, on behalf of the Very Reverend Harry Entwistle, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross.

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5 Responses to Any more news from Australia?

  1. Joshua says:

    I dug around and found a comment about the ordinations on the Brisbane cathedral’s weekly bulletin (see my blog), but strangely the Brisbane archdiocesan website has no story about it. I assume these men have been ordained to serve a group of incoming Anglican laity in Brisbane, but no word on that either. With my wicked sense of humour, I would give them the parish church in South Brisbane, to be a witness to unity against the schismatics that were once active there ere they departed like latter day counterparts of those condemned in 1 John; but in reality I hope they are given a less controversial and more congenial home!

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  3. Stephen Hill says:


    I can’t find your email address anywhere. I would be happy to send you some pictures if you forward it to me.

    The liturgy in Brisbane was wonderful. All the stops were pulled out in the music department to give it an Anglican feel.

    We had made some suggestions to the Dean of the Cathedral and these were taken on board.

    Entrance Antiphon sung after the entrance hymn (it is usually one or the other)
    Veni Creator sung in English.
    O Taste and See by Vaughan Williams.
    Psalm 33 sung with polyphony.

    It was wonderful to have so many friends and supporters there. The Archdiocese has been extremely supportive through the entire process.

    The ordinariate group in Brisbane is called the St Thomas a Becket Ordinariate Group, and meets at St Benedict’s Catholic Church, East Brisbane at 930am on Sundays.

    Dcn Stephen

    • Continental Catholic says:

      Congratulations to you and be sure that you remain in prayers of some ‘Old World’ Catholics, too!
      With how many lay people in Brisbane do you set off on this courageous venture, deacon?
      It has been reported elsewhere that e.g. St Ninian & St Chad has reached about 60 by now.
      Generally, it seems that Down Under the pattern of smooth transition in which lay people are received almost simultaneuosly with Catholic ordinations of their pastors is followed.

    • Don Henri says:

      Wonderful Father Deacon! Can I suggest you to build a website for this community? It’s free and easy with Weebly:
      The Calgary parish of the American ordinariate has used this software, and the result is magnificent:

      + PAX et BONUM

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