We give thanks for the upcoming ordinations of four young men to the priesthood, both within our Diocese and within the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province. Please keep them in your prayers as the set off on their new journeys of faith.
Bishop Gregory Parkes will ordain Deacon Kyle Bell, Deacon Lou Turcotte, and Deacon Tim Williford to the priesthood on Saturday, May 19th at 11:00 am at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg. All are invited to attend this joyous celebration! If you cannot join us in person, you are invited to watch the live video stream on the Diocesan website and listen on Spirit FM 90.5. Please keep Deacons Kyle, Lou, and Tim in your prayers!
Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province
Archbishop Roberto González , O.F.M. (San Juan, PR) will ordain Deacon John Aherne, O.F.M. to the priesthood on Saturday, June 23rd at 11:00 am at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in New York City. Br. John spent the summer of 2015 with us and is remembered for many things – including his Irish Dance classes! Please keep John in your prayers.
John’s first assignment will be at St. Mary Church, Pompton Lakes, NJ.