Dear Brothers and sisters,
Shehan Ashanta Fernando will be Ordained as a Deacon for our Diocese on Sunday, 12 November at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish Alice Springs. Shehan was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka and has lived in Australia for a period of over 9 years. He has done all his Seminary training in Australia. Shehan has been ministering in Santa Teresa and Alice Springs over the last 2 years and it is appropriate that his Diaconate Ordination will take place in Central Australia.
Following his Ordination Shehan will move to Darwin and after a period of Ministry as Deacon will God willing be Ordained as a Priest for our Diocese of Darwin and the Northern Territory sometime next year.
I’m grateful to Shehan for accepting God’s call in the service of God’s people. I’m grateful to all who contributed to his formation including the MGL and SVD communities.
With the Grace of God, Shehan brings many gifts with him in the service of God and God’s people.
Let us keep Shehan in our prayers in these days as he prepares for his Ordination.
Yours in Christ,