On Friday (16th November) the Bishop of Toowoomba, Robert McGuckin ordained Thomas Duncan and Joshua Whitehead to the diaconate. God willing, they will be ordained priests sometime next year. I know both men well, as they were in the year group directly behind me at Holy Spirit Seminary, Banyo. In fact, when I was teaching and living at Marist College Ashgrove, I was one of Thomas’ ‘Dorm Masters’, as he was a boarding student from Miles in the Western Downs of Queensland. Thomas belongs to the Diocese of Toowoomba and Joshua to the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Both men are blessed with an array of talents and will be a great asset to their respective dioceses. I invite you to keep both these men in your prayers are they dedicate themselves to a life of humble service in God’s Church.