(from left) Emmanuel Okparanaku, Wilber Tobe and Anselm Okeke.
Emmanuel Okparanaku was born in Nigeria. Emmanuel joined the Diocese of Lismore to train for the Priesthood in 2013. He went to Vianney College in Wagga Wagga to complete his training after which he was assigned in All Saints, Macleay Parish and then St Mary’s Casino Parish for his parish placement.
Anselm Okeke was also born in Nigeria. He was accepted to train for the Priesthood for the Diocese of Lismore in 2014. Like Emmanuel, he completed his seminary training in Vianney College. He did his extended parish placement in St Carthage’s Cathedral Parish and Sacred Heart Parish, Murwillumbah respectively.
Wilber Tobe who was born in the Philippines, joined the Diocese of Lismore as a seminarian in 2014. Like Emmanuel and Anselm he completed his preparation for priestly life and ministry in Vianney College Wagga. He was assigned to Ballina parish for his parish placement prior to his ordination.
The three candidates will be ordained to the Priesthhood on Wednesday the 14th November in St. Carthage’s Cathedral Lismore by Bishop Homeming. The ceremony will commence at 6.30pm.