Ordination to the Priesthood

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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 1, at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, 6351 N 27th Ave., Phoenix. All are welcome to attend the Mass of Ordination.

Dcn. Christopher Gossen and Br. Peter Teresa McConnell, FHS,  will be surrounded by hundreds of family, friends and supporters as they receive Holy Orders. They are among hundreds of others who will become Catholic priests this year throughout the United States.

Fr. Gossen’s first Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 2, at St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Scottsdale. He is assigned to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Glendale.

Fr. Peter Teresa’s first Mass will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, at St. John the Baptist, Laveen. He is assigned to St. John the Baptist, Laveen.

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.

Please continue to pray for vocations.