The ordination of Andrew Cozzens to the Episcopacy will take place on December 9 at the Cathedral of Saint Paul at 2 p.m. Learn more and watch a live stream of the ordination online.
Holy orders is one of the seven sacraments. It, along with the sacrament of marriage, belongs to a special group of sacraments known as the Sacraments of Commitment. These two sacraments are “sacraments at the service of communion,” “directed toward the salvation of others,” and “serve to build up the people of God”.
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.
“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.”