On Tuesday, 24th February, Fr Joseph celebrated his first solemn Mass of Thanksgiving on his home island, Walis, just off the coast of PNG near Wewak. A crowd of us went over from wewak for the great occasion, which saw just about everyone on the island, and the neighbouring island of Tarawai, took part. Here are just a few pictures of the great celebration.
Above you can see traditional dancers from Walis Island, East Sepik Province, celebrating outside Christ the King Cathedral, Wewak, where Fr Joseph was ordained on Saturday, 21st February, 2015, by Archbishop Stephen Reichert, OFMCap, who is currently Apostolic Administrator of Wewak. In the gallery below are more pictures of this happy occasion. Fr Joseph's first Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated on Walis Island on Tuesday.
Fr Martin Wallace has been assigned to Dominican College since February, 2009.