Dear People of the Diocese,

This afternoon I have accepted the unanimous support of Monsignor John Grace and the Seminary staff to recommend Emene Kelemete for ordination to the Ministerial Priesthood.

Fr Damian McGrath, Parish Priest of Ingham and the priest overseeing Emene’s Diaconal placement has also spoken in favour of ordaining Emene to the Ministerial Priesthood.

As such, I accept these recommendations and look forward to conferring the sacrament of Holy Orders on Emene on October 31, 2019.

The venue and time are yet to be finalised, but this will be attended to imminently.  Emene’s first Mass will be decided shortly as well.

Please join me in congratulating Emene.  Please continue to pray for him in these months leading up to his Ordination as a Priest of Jesus Christ.

Personally, I am delighted to be able to share some very Good News for our Diocese.

With every best wish,

Most Rev Timothy J Harris
Bishop of Townsville
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