On Saturday 15th December, the Australian province celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination for Fr Brian Harris OMI. The Australian Province congratulates Fr Brian for celebrating 25 years of faithful service to the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Australia and the whole Church. Fr Brian is a unique vocation; one of few people who has faithfully lived the vocation of marriage for 23 years before becoming a priest on his ordination day 25 years ago.
The occasion of his anniversary was celebrated at Christ the King, Deception Bay in St Eugene’s parish in Burpengary, Queensland. Fr Brian has been faithfully serving the community here for many years. It was a beautiful evening with 12 Oblates concelebrating mass, a church full of parishioners and a number of Fr Brian’s children and grandchildren attending both the Mass and the wonderful party that followed. We wish Fr Brian many more years ahead of faithful service to the Church and to his Oblate brothers.