Thursday, 12 September 2013

A new Archbishop for Canberra-Goulburn

Bishop Christopher Prowse, of Sale, has been appointed Archbishop of Canberra-Goulburn, vacant since the transfer of Archbishop Mark Coleridge to Brisbane.

Bishop Prowse, 59, has been Bishop of Sale since mid-2009.

According to the press release:

"Ordained to the priesthood in August 1980, he served in a number of parishes around Melbourne before he was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne in May 2003.

He was elected to the permanent committee of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference in May this year and chairs the Bishops’ Commission for Ecumenism and Inter-religious Relations.

Born in East Melbourne, the third of six children, Bishop Prowse was educated at St Francis Xavier Primary School and was captain of St Leo’s College in Box Hill. After attaining degrees in arts and theology, he completed a doctorate of moral theology.

His father, Frank, played for Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League and Bishop Prowse remains a Hawks supporter.

His installation ceremony will be on November 19.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This reminds me we should pray for the priestly vocations we are greatful all the priests and all the men who are becoming a priest.
Jesus our Shepherd, Christ our High Priest,
you taught us that to be great in this world is to be a servant.
Lord, call priests to your church
who do not wish to be served,but to serve.
Provide for your church, Lord, priests of mercy and healing.
May they be alert to the wonders of the universe,
sensitive to the sufferings of the world and servants of the banauet of your body and Blood.
Lord Jesus, call forth priests for us who will nuture the call of all disciples to follow you with love and gladness toward the kindgom that you promised,
where you intercede for us still,
Priest and Lord,
for ever and ever.
Fr. James Kerr came a priest in our dicoese couple weeks ago in Ballarat. Keep Well from Simon Hogan