Catholic Archbishop Mark Coleridge will ordain two new priests on the Feast of the Vigil of St Andrew this evening – Friday November 29.
The candidates for the priesthood, Neville Yun and Stephen Gronow, have both enjoyed full lives outside of the church before embarking on their vocations.
Neville was born in Papua New Guinea and moved to Brisbane as a young child in 1975. He completed a Bachelor of Information Technology degree and worked successfully in the IT industry for 8 years before becoming aware of a definitive call to the priesthood at World Youth Day in Sydney in 2008. Following his ordination, Neville will become an associate pastor at Ipswich parish.
Stephen was born in Victoria and confirmed as an Anglican. In 1998 he was confirmed as a Deacon in the Anglican Church. After the establishment of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross, Stephen was received into the Catholic Church and then ordained as a Deacon in the Chapel of St Stephen on 23 August 2013. Following his ordination he will be taking up the role of Assistant Priest in that same church. He will be supported strongly in this by his wife of 40 years, Joy Gronow.
The Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross, Rev Msgr Harry Entwistle, will be amongst the concelebrants at the Ordination.
The Ordination Mass starts at 7.00pm in the Cathedral of St Stephen on Friday November 29.
It will also be webcast live at www.bne.catholic.net.au/webcast
Released by the Archdiocesan Communication Office
November 29, 2013