The Eparchy is very pleased to announce that on February 15 and February 16, 2020 Bishop Peter will ordain Mr Andrew Kania to the Subdeaconate and Deaconate, while on February 16, Mr Paul Power will be ordained to the Subdeaconate. Both these men have been contemplating their religious calling for a very long time.

Mr Andrew Kania Dr. Andrew Kania is 53 years old. He lives in Perth. He is married to Katheryne and has two children, Timothy, 13 years old, and Alexandra who is 9 years old. In 2000 he received a Doctorate on his thesis “Spirituality and Mystical Theology”. For two years he was a lecturer at the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle, Western Australia. He received a fellowship to study in Oxford. He has lectured in various schools and has written many articles related to the study and teaching of Catholic theology. For years he has contributed many thought provoking articles published every month to the Eparchy’s “Church and Life” newspaper. He has taught in catholic schools for 30 years. He is presently employed at Aquinas College. For the last 15 years he has guided over 200 staff and 1500 young men each year in spiritual faith formation as a spiritual director of the school. He is also a cantor, as was his father, in our Ukrainian church in Perth. He certainly is a worthy candidate for the Deaconate.

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Mr Paul Willian Power Mr Paul Willian Power is 64 years old. He was born in Devon, England. He moved to Australia. He worked in Perth and them briefly in Melbourne where he attended liturgies in the cathedral in North Melbourne. He returned to Western Australia where he received a Social Science degree in youth work studies from the Edith Cowan University, Perth. In 1977 he entered the Holy Trinity Abbey, a Benedictine Abbey. He left that monastery on  good terms in 1983 and returned to civilian work. He always felt he had a religious vocation. He entered the Holy Resurrection Monastery in California in 2006 but had to return to Perth in 2008 to care for elderly parents. He began work for the Western Australian Government in the Department of Family and Children’s Services. His employment included investigations into alleged child abuse and neglect and managing cases of children in foster care. Currently he is working with the Working with Children screening unit. He has attended the Ukrainian Parish for a long time now, has been a long time member of the Parish Council and choir. He serves at the alter on a weekly basis.

We pray for both our candidates and ask everyone to pray for new vocations.