Sunday, May 24, 2009

Let's Hear it for NJ - Priestly Ordinations!

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Fr. Patrick of Blessed Sacrament Church attended the ordination yesterday at St. John the Baptist Church Paterson. He shared with us that one of the men ordained was an Israeli Jew who converted to Catholicism. Interestingly, Father Patrick also shared that the huge Archdiocese of New York ordained one priest this year.

On a sad note, following the ordination, Father stayed to attend the funeral mass of Sgt. Christian Buenos-Galdos, one of five men killed by a fellow soldier in Iraq.
The Paterson Diocese's seven make up the diocese's largest ordination class since 1978, according to its bishop, Arthur Serratelli. Six are from other countries: three from Poland, one from the Philippines, one from Israel, and one from Colombia.

"I think it's great," Serratelli said of his new priests' origins. "I've noticed in parishes that people consider American parishes, we have a great influx of Latinos. So there's an even greater need for more Latino priests who speak Spanish."
Read the article in its entirety here

Please continue to pray for vocations!!

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Matthew said...

Tomorrow, being Memorial Day, is a great day to honor Sgt. Christian Buenos-Galdos. He shall be in my prayers.

GrandmaK said...

Praise God! May He continue to bless us all abundantly!!! Cathy

Prodigal Daughter said...

That's the diocese I grew up in. Praise God! I tried the link to the article but it didn't work.

Easter A. said...

This was good news, Esther! So good to hear news like this!

Love and hugs to you...

Esther said...

Thank you Matthew.

I fixed the link. Thanks for letting me know.

Cathy & Easter, yes indeed.