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The Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix, invites you to attend this year’s Mass of Ordination. This special ceremony will take place at 10 a.m., on Saturday, June 16, at St. Andrew the Apostle Church, 3450 W Ray Rd., Chandler. All are welcome to attend the Mass of Ordination.

Dcn. Frankie Cicero, Dcn. John Nahrgang, and Dcn. Vinhson Nguyen,  will be surrounded by hundreds of family, friends and supporters as they receive Holy Orders. They are among nearly 600 others who will become Catholic priests this year throughout the United States.

Ordination is the sacramental ceremony in which Holy Orders will be conferred and our Transitional Deacons will become priests, enabling them to minister in Christ’s name through the Church. The Rite of Ordination ceremony includes various rituals, rich in meaning and history.