St Finbar's Glenbrook Parish

Three deacons ordained for the Diocese


Ordination to the Diaconate News Story
Photography: Alphonsus Fok

Three deacons were ordained for the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta at Padre Pio Church, Glenmore Park, on Friday 12 December this year.

Transitional deacons Thomas Thien Hien Bui and Pio Ho Jang, and permanent deacon Willy Limjap were ordained by Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop of Sydney and former Bishop of Parramatta.

Ordination to the Diaconate News Story
Photography: Alphonsus Fok

For Thomas and Pio, their ordination to the diaconate is the next step on the path to priesthood.

Willy is married to Beth and is deacon assisting St Nicholas of Myra Parish at Penrith.

Thomas is deacon assisting Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish at Greystanes.

Pio is deacon assisting Padre Pio Parish at Glenmore Park.


For inquiries about vocations to the priesthood in the Diocese of Parramatta please contact:

Rev Fr Warren Edwards

Vocations Director

T: 0409 172 700


Permanent diaconate

The Diocese of Parramatta has eight permanent deacons in active ministry. This ordained ministry is open to single men over the age of 21 and married men of 35 years and over. For more information please contact:

Rev Dr Arthur Bridge AM

Director of Vocations for the Permanent Diaconate

T: 02 9631 3316


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