Paul Nulley will tonight be ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Canberra-Goulburn. Keep him in your prayers!

Priestly ordinations are great occasions, not only for the ordinand, but also for the wider Church. Hopefully, too, they are an occasion for the next generation of priests to discern a priestly calling and respond with generosity.

Here Ballarat’s newly ordained Fr James Kerr reflects on his ordination, and you can also read Bishop Paul Bird’s homily:

Meanwhile, there is a great online collection of photos from the ordination of Sandhurst’s Fr Ashley Caldow. See the Catholic Community of Bl John Henry Newman, and also Michael Daniel’s Flickr gallery. I’ve used photos from both to illustrate tomorrow’s post, which reviews some of the highlights of the ordination rite.