The Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, SJ, Archbishop of Ottawa, presided at the ordination of Deacon John Orban to the priesthood at Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica – 385 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018.

Deacon Orban was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, to William and Virginia Orban on June 14th 1961. He attended school in Ottawa.

He entered St Augustine’s Seminary in September 2010 and graduated with a Pontifical Baccalaureate of Sacred Theology in 2017.

In his professional career, he was employed as a social service worker with the City of Ottawa for 11 years and a small business owner in construction and renovations in Ottawa and Toronto for 15 years.

In September of 2017, John was assigned to Holy Spirit Parish in Stittsville. He was ordained to
the transitional diaconate on November 11th, 2017.