The Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, will ordain three men to the priesthood at a special ceremony beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 3, at All Saints Catholic Church, 1534 N. Recker Road in Mesa. All are welcome to attend the Mass of Ordination.
Deacons Daniel Cruz, 31, and Timothy Seavey, 28, and Brother Anthansius Fornwalt, 32, 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 the three men 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.