Ordinations to the Diaconate

On the 13th of December 1996 the first Ordinations to the Diaconate took place for two of the seminarians: John Hogan and Joseph Pelle by Archbishop Barry James Hickey in St Mary’s Cathedral, Perth.

The prayer of Consecration over the candidates.


The Sacrament of Ordination is conferred by the Words of Consecration and the laying on of hands by the Archbishop.

Being dressed with the Dalmatic. Note that Rev John Hogan is being assisted by Fr Michael McKenna now Bishop of Bathurst and Rev Joseph is assisted by Fr Don Sproxton, now Auxiliary Bishop of Perth.


The giving of the Book of the Gospels to the newly ordained Deacons.

The end of the Ordination shows the two new deacons in their Dalmatics on either side of the Archbishop.