October 20, 2021, on the 62nd anniversary of the establishment of the Diocese of Weetebula, 6 deacons in our Congregation were ordained by the bishop Edmund Woga CSsR. These six young Redemptorists with strong faith and strong hope came to the front of the altar to be anointed as priests. They are Hery Leba CSsR, Hendra Resing CSsR, Jimmy Wea CSsR, Gaby Meha CSsR, Gervas Kenoba CSsR, Hery Lewar CSsR.
“This event is the most beautiful gift in celebrating the anniversary of our diocese and of course for Indonesian Redemptorists and the whole world. Therefore, you should always persevere”, said Msgr. Edmund.
Meanwhile, The Provincial of Indonesia, P. Kimy Ndelo CSsR, in his message before announcing the place of their assignment, invited the Redemptorists, especially the young ones, to dare to accept their mission anywhere and anytime.
“Source of Our spiritual strength is prayer. Persevere in prayer always. Take your time and pray. Let us imitate the spirit of our Saint, Gerardus Majella which we celebrate this month. His obedience and perseverance come from a close union with Christ”, he said. “Therefore, pray and use your youthfulness. And be ready to be sent anywhere, without worry,” he continued.
Where will the newly ordained Redemptorist missionaries be assigned?
Fr. Heri Leba will return to work in Australia Fr. Jimmy Wea will carry out his mission at the house of culture Fr. Hendra will be assigned in Puspas Katikuloku, Weetebula diocese. Fr. Gaby Meha Will continue his ministry in Germany. Fr. Gervas Will be assigned at aspirancy Ivan Ziatyk, Sumba Fr. Hery Lewar Will be placed in the Parish of the Redeemer Waingapu-Wara.
Let us pray for them. May our God bless them abundantly with his love and spirit of perseverance. Congratulation.
Fr. Willy Ng Pala, CSsR
The Mass of Ordination of Indonesian Redemptorist Priests 2021 by Msgr. Edmund Woga, CSsR / Courtesy: Wisma Sang Penebus Redemptoris Official – YouTube Channel: