Archbishop John Nienstedt ordained seven men to the transitional diaconate May 4 at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.
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Seven men will be ordained as transitional deacons by Archbishop John Nienstedt during a Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4 at the Basilica of St. Mary, 88 17th St. N. in Minneapolis.
A crowd of friends, family members, priests and well-wishers filled the Cathedral of St. Paul May 26 for the Mass during which Archbishop John Nienstedt ordained three men to the priesthood
Read about the three men preparing for ordination and their vocation journey to priesthood
“I found myself declaring, saying out loud, ‘I want to be a priest.’ To which she responded: ‘I know. Come home.’ She knew, as a mother would, long before
I was ever ready to admit it.”
“I feel so at peace with the vocation that I have and the way God has led me that I feel very free. It just feels right. This is who I should be.”
“I did want to belong totally to God. As I look back, I can see that was my deepest desire.”
The foremost ministries of the priest are to offer the holy sacrifice of the Mass and to preach the Gospel.
Archbishop John Nienstedt ordained 10 men, nine of them for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Ten men will be ordained as transitional deacons by Archbishop John Nienstedt during a Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Basilica of St. Mary, 88 17th St. N. in Minneapolis.
It was a dream come true for Bishop Lee Piché.
As a boy, he imagined visiting the exotic places captured on National Geographic’s glossy pages.
The men who were ordained May 28 for this archdiocese were given assignments as associate priests that were effective June 15.