Tag: Ordination

Bishops approve update of texts of rites for clergy ordinations

Bishops approve update of texts of rites for clergy ordinations

| Mark Pattison | June 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops voted to update texts last changed in 2003 for the ordination of clergy.

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New priests’ first Masses  provide opportunity  for thanksgiving

New priests’ first Masses provide opportunity for thanksgiving

| Susan Klemond | May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Priestly ordination at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul May 25 was the culmination of years of prayer and preparation for the archdiocese’s four new priests — but the next day also was momentous.

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Father Floeder’s vocation stirrings go back to first grade

Father Floeder’s vocation stirrings go back to first grade

| May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Father Louis Floeder received a “crazy thing” from his mother when he graduated from high school eight years ago.

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Father Gifford let go of music aspirations to say ‘yes’ to God

Father Gifford let go of music aspirations to say ‘yes’ to God

| May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Father Joseph Gifford traded the stage for the sanctuary. The 27-year-old newly ordained priest was on track for a promising career in opera when he discerned God was calling him to the priesthood.

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Grandmother helps steer Father Wirth toward religious vocation

Grandmother helps steer Father Wirth toward religious vocation

| May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

A grandmother with strong faith played a key role in Father Seraphim Wirth’s journey toward the priesthood.

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Archbishop: Newly-ordained priests called to discern, serve

Archbishop: Newly-ordained priests called to discern, serve

| May 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Urging them to discern God’s will and serve others, Arcbishop Bernard Hebda ordained five men to the priesthood May 25 at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul.

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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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