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Father Danilo Novak has turned 87. He lives in a nursing home in Brisbane. He is slowly recovering from his illness and has actually gained weight and is feeling much better. He happily receives visitors and enjoys his time in his new home. He receives a good number of visitors. He loves praying with them and giving each one a blessing.

Fr. Danilo will soon celebrate the 50th anniversary of his priesthood. He was ordained on 7th March, 1966, by Patriarch Josyf Slipyj in Rome. The parishioners will soon announce plans to celebrate this anniversary at the parish.

The Ukrainian Association of Queensland has sold their hromada hall which was in down town Brisbane. The site will soon be converted into another high rise building. They have recently acquired the Lynndon Bowls Club at 47 Galsworthy St, Holland Park West, Queensland.

It has a huge building on site with a big hall, kitchen, and bar. It enjoys a large parcel of land which has two lawn bowling greens. There is plenty of land for parking. The Ukrainian Community is now developing plans on how they will continue to develope the Ukrainian Community life in Queensland at their new home base.

The Ukrainian Catholic Church in Woollongabba looks sparkling brand new. As we all know it suffered extensive storm damage a year ago. Today the rebuilding project has almost finished. Insurance coverage which extended over a couple hundred thousand dollars has paid for the renovation in the church and parish houses. They all look spectacular.

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About Ivan Mysiv

Fr. Ivan was born in Lviv, Ukraine in 1988 AD. He graduated from the Lviv Holy Spirit Seminary in 2013 AD after he completing a Master's degree from Ukrainian Catholic University in 2012. On the 13th of October 2013 he received diaconal ordination from Bishop Benedict, the auxiliary Bishop of the Archeparchy of Lviv. On the 23rd of February he became a priest by the laying on of hands by Bishop Ken, Eparch of New Westminster for Ukrainian Catholics in British Columbia and Yukon in Canada. He arrived in Australia in December 2014 AD.