THE ordination of a priest is a most joy-filled occasion for the Church, as Brisbane archdiocese has just experienced with the ordinations of Frs Peter Gablonski and Jason Middleton.
Few celebrations can pack a cathedral the way an ordination does, with family, friends, parishioners, bishops and priests coming together with great enthusiasm.
If only we could bottle that joy and enthusiasm, all the Church’s problems would be solved.
As many of us agonise over the reduced number of priests, it would seem a good idea to do all we can to support the priests we have, be grateful we have two new ones, and join them in prayer and action.
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