Quite aptly on the day of the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, at 10:00am on Saturday, 8th September 2018, our very own Royden D'souza celebrated together with 3 other candidates, Andrew Choi, Trac Nguyen and Nathan Rawlins, at St Patrick's Cathedral, East Melbourne, his ordination into the permanent Deaconate of the Roman Catholic Church.
Presided over by Melbourne's new archbishop, the Most Rev. Peter Comensoli DD, and assisted by Dcn Charles English, amongst others, a full turn out of family, friends and well wishers from as far as Vietnam, Korea and USA came to enjoy a wonderful ordination and mass, celebrated on a beautiful cloudless sunny spring morning with temperatures around 18°C.
Of the many priests who came to witness the ordination, our new deacons were also greeted by our own Fr. Vincent John CMI, Fr. Pius Kodakkathanath VC, Fr. Gregory Bourke as well as many parishioners who came to enjoy the celebration.
The St.Peter's Parish community wish to join together with our priests, in congratulating Dcn. Royden on his ordination and wishing him and his family a joyous and fruitful faith filled ministry in the many years ahead.