Deacons to be Ordained Priests

Bishop Michael McKenna will ordain Deacons Dong Van Nguyen and Karl Sinclair as priests at Mass in the Cathedral of St Michael and St John, on Friday 21st February 2020, at 7.30pm.

Both men have undertaken studies for the priesthood at the Seminary of the Good Shepherd, Homebush since 2012. Their education at the Seminary covered the four pillars of formation considered vital in forming a man to be a balanced, wise, holy and effective priest: spiritual, intellectual, human and pastoral.

Deacon Dong and Deacon Karl are well known across the Diocese, having spent time in many parishes during their seminary training, including Bathurst, Dubbo, Coonabarabran, Coonamble, Cowra and Dunedoo. In recent times, Deacon Dong has been assigned to Lithgow, while Deacon Karl has been in Mudgee.

Following their ordinations, Bishop McKenna has appointed Dong as Assistant Priest in Mudgee and Karl, Assistant Priest in Orange.

Please continue to keep both men in your prayers in these final weeks before their ordination.