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Welcome Fr Mathew! Bon Voyage Fr Reynold!
New Priest for the Diocese
Bishop McKenna has welcomed Father Mathew Humtsoe to our Diocese, from the Diocese of Kohima, Nagaland.
“Father Mathew will work among us for the next two years and I know that the people and his brother priests will make him welcome and be blessed with his ministry” the Bishop said.
Father Mathew is accompanied by Father Manoj Manuel, also of Kohima, who is on his way to work in Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes.
Study leave for Fr Reynold Jaboneta
Father Reynold Jaboneta has been accepted for studies at the Liturgical Institute, University of St Mary of the Lake, in Chicago. He will attend the Summer School program there in June and July, this year after have leave during the month of May.
Bishop McKenna said “We wish Father Reynold well in this work and look forward to the contribution he will make to this ministry in our Diocese”.