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Archbishop ordains three more priests

22 Nov 2011

Article by B Spinks, Photos by R Hiini, courtesy The Record
 

Archbishop Barry James Hickey ordained three deacons to the priesthood for the Perth Archdiocese on 18 November in a filled St Mary’s Cathedral in Perth.

The newly-ordained priests Fr Antonio Scala, Fr Marcelo Parra Gonzalez and Fr Wilson Donizzetti Martins were trained at the Redemptoris Mater Seminary in Morley, which forms men for the priesthood under the auspices of the Neo-Catechumenal Way.

Fr Donizetti Martins, 28, from Brazil will serve at the parishes of Star of the Sea in Cottesloe and Corpus Christi in Mosman Park.

Fr Parra Gonzalez, originally from Chile, will serve at Good Shepherd in Kelmscott while Italian born Fr Scala will serve at St Gerard’s in Mirrabooka. 

Archbishop Hickey has ordained 94 priests for the Archdiocese of Perth since 1991.