Fond welcome for Deacon Alex Osborne

Alex Osborne

Deacon Alex Osborne. Photos Rossen de Ramos.

Congratulations to Deacon Alex Osborne.

On Friday, November 23, Alex Osborne became the Archdiocese’s latest Deacon when he was ordained at St Christopher’s Cathedral.

In front of a packed Cathedral, Archbishop Christopher Prowse urged Alex to proclaim the Kerygma – to be a Kerygmatic preacher in good times and bad. To preach that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Saviour.

“I don’t want you to be a sacristy Deacon; I don’t want you to be at home waiting for people to come to you, I want you to get your feet muddy. I want you to be seeking out the lost, the last and the least.”

Deacon Alex said he was full of emotion and very keen to take on the challenge ahead of him.

“I felt a bit of everything,” he said.

“I was really touched that so many people came. It was great to have my family and friends there including my friends from the Good Shepherd Seminary in Homebush.

“At the moment I’m feeling a little exhausted but excited that a new chapter has begun and I pray that I live out my Diaconate with an honest heart.”

Deacon Alex has been appointed to the Charnwood Parish and will be Deacon in residence at South Belconnen (St Matthew’s and St Vincent’s).

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All photos by Rossen de Ramos

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