Ordination of Fr Joshua Whicker MGL

May 5, 2023

Congratulations to Fr Joshua Whicker MGL who was ordained a priest by Archbishop Christopher Prowse at St Christopher’s Cathedral (Manuka ACT) on Friday 28 April. Bishop Brian Mascord was in attendance and concelebrated the Mass.

Fr Josh grew up in Campbelltown and graduated from Magdalene Catholic College, Narellan in 2008. He also served two years on Youth Mission Team Australia in the Diocese of Wollongong in 2009 and 2010.

In the second photo below, he can be seen venerating the WYD cross during the Journey of the Cross and Icon in March of his graduating year. It is incredible to see how God has been working in his life since then, leading him to answer the call to the priesthood.

In his homily, Bishop Brian invited Josh to “be continually open to that ongoing encounter [with Christ], so that you can serve in his name.” He continued: “never lose sight of Jesus; live in the joy that God has for you. Hold true to the example of the Good Shepherd, who came not to be served, but to serve.”

We are so proud of Fr Josh! May God continue to abundantly bless you and those you serve on this new journey as a priest. Please join us in congratulating Fr Josh and celebrating in this joyful occasion with him and his family.

Photos by Jazz Chalouhi (exc. WYD Cross by Daniel Hopper)

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