Priestly Ordination of Fr. Bruce Kupi
Port Moresby, PNG, 9 December 2017 -- The Priestly Ordination of Fr. Bruce Kupi (42) was held on 9th December, 2017 at St. Peter Chanel Parish, Erima, Port Moresby. Bruce was born in Rigo, Abau District, Central Province and is a priest for the Archdiocese of Port Moresby.
The Ordination commenced with the dancers from St. Stephen’s parish, Ianu village, Cape Rodney leading the entrance procession. Fr. Bruce was accompanied by his mother and uncle. John Cardinal Ribat MSC, presiding celebrant ordained Fr. Bruce Kupi in the presence of priests, sisters, parishioners and friends.
At the homily, the Cardinal recalled the words of Fr. Bruce, “I want to be a servant of Jesus Christ”. He reminded the newly ordained that Christ has called him to share in the work of the church, bring the faithful together and seek out the lost. “Your vocation calls for great discipline and the constant presence of God, to enable you face the trials, challenges and difficulties in your life” said the Cardinal. It was an occasion of great rejoicing in the Archdiocese of Port Moresby, as Fr. Bruce is the fifth priest that belongs to the Archdiocese.
Fr. Marsianus Bei, svd, parish priest of St. Peter Chanel, together with Fr. Lukas Tiala, svd and the parishioners prepared the celebrations. The choir was a combined choir of youth and the Basic Christian communities. The offertory procession was led by the youth of the parish.