Tag: Ordination

As worship director, Father Erickson was behind the scenes of every major local liturgy

As worship director, Father Erickson was behind the scenes of every major local liturgy

| July 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

My pastor didn’t follow the Mass rubrics; what are you going to do about it? Where do I find the prayers for a house blessing? Can my parish celebrate St. Genesius April 1?  

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New priests in a changed Church

New priests in a changed Church

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | June 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

On the morning of May 26, I had the great privilege of ordaining four young men to the priesthood: Father Aric Aamodt, Father Colin Jones, Father Toulee Peter Ly and Father Matthew Shireman. The joy in the Cathedral was palpable as we together envisioned all the good things that they would accomplish by God’s grace in this archdiocese in the years to come. I am grateful for their generosity in responding to the Lord’s call.

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Four men, including first American-born Hmong priest, ordained for archdiocese

Four men, including first American-born Hmong priest, ordained for archdiocese

| May 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many Hmong-American Catholics came to the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul dressed in their decorated native attire to celebrate the first American-born Hmong man to be ordained a priest in the U.S.

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Archbishop ordains 10 permanent deacons

Archbishop ordains 10 permanent deacons

| Susan Klemond | December 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Approximately 1,700 gathered to celebrate the ordination, including Bishop Andrew Cozzens, priests, deacons, family and friends. It took place on the feast of St. Juan Diego.

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‘I knocked and I found,’ says Catholic convert Father Wittnebel

‘I knocked and I found,’ says Catholic convert Father Wittnebel

| May 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

In searching for truth, Father Wittnebel came upon Catholic TV station Eternal Word Television Network. He found the speakers inspiring and the daily Mass broadcast a regular source of spiritual nourishment.

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Trust, not certainty, guided Father Sandquist’s discernment

Trust, not certainty, guided Father Sandquist’s discernment

| May 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

Father Sandquist was attending an engineering job fair in college when he started to feel “not quite at peace about my future,” he said. He went back to his dorm room to reflect, and priesthood popped into his mind, filling him with “excitement and joy.”

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For Father Hagen, vocation deepens sense of ‘romance between God and his people’

For Father Hagen, vocation deepens sense of ‘romance between God and his people’

| May 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

He describes his discernment process as “a slow, gradual one” in which he has gone from “part-time disciple to full-time disciple, and realizing that God’s dreams and plans were far greater than what I could have dreamed up myself.”

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Ten new priests bless archbishops, bishop at ordination Mass

Ten new priests bless archbishops, bishop at ordination Mass

| May 28, 2017 | 3 Comments

In his homily, Archbishop Hebda called the final days of the Easter season a fitting time to ordain men to the priesthood. The Church turns her attention to praying “fervently for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit” after the feast of the Ascension, which was celebrated May 28 this year.

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Archdiocese’s group of men to be ordained May 27 one of the largest in U.S.

Archdiocese’s group of men to be ordained May 27 one of the largest in U.S.

| May 25, 2017 | 3 Comments

The ordinands are Deacons Paul Baker, Bryce Evans, Nicholas Froehle, Nicholas Hagen, Matthew Quail, Tim Sandquist, Brandon Theisen, Chad VanHoose, Benjamin Wittnebel and Timothy Wratkowski.

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After 27 years, priesthood continues to exceed expectations

After 27 years, priesthood continues to exceed expectations

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | May 18, 2017

Twenty-seven years ago on June 2, I was ordained to the priesthood of Jesus Christ at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul. I had never before known such joy. I offer my support and prayers to all of our priests who celebrate their anniversary this month and to all who will be ordained for our archdiocese May 27.

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Archbishop calls priests to be men for others

Archbishop calls priests to be men for others

| April 7, 2017 | 2 Comments

Preaching to the priests of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for the Chrism Mass, Archbishop Bernard Hebda expressed the importance living like oil.

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Living one’s vocation is an ongoing encounter with God

Living one’s vocation is an ongoing encounter with God

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | June 23, 2016

It shouldn’t be surprising that vocations are on my mind. In addition to the countless young men and women who have entered into Christian marriage on recent weekends, the last two months have seen the ordination of new transitional deacons and priests for the archdiocese, some ordinations for our religious communities of men, and the final profession of two young women as Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus in the Diocese of New Ulm.

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