WelCom November 2018:
Fr Simon Story
On Saturday 29 September at the Sacred Heart Church in Ponsonby, Auckland, three young men were ordained deacons. Vui Hoang, Martin Wu and Matthew Gibson. The now Reverend Vui will be ordained a priest for the Palmerston North Diocese in 2019. We look forward to his priestly ordination around June next year. Martin and Matthew will be ordained priests for the Auckland and Hamilton dioceses. The Ordination Mass was a beautiful and solemn prayer with the input of Vui, Matthew and Martin evident in the liturgy. Their families dressed them in their Dalmatic, the liturgical vestment of a deacon, a moving moment. Bishop Stephen Lowe presided at the diaconate ordination. The sense that Vui, Martin and Matthew had discerned a call to servant leadership in the Church could be felt by those who witnessed and participated in the liturgy.