This summer, 5 dioceses and 1 religious community ordained thirteen men to the priesthood.
Like countless before them, these men celebrated the sacrament of Holy Orders, responding to the Lord’s call to go and make disciples of all nations.
But unlike so many before them, these newly ordained were unable to celebrate in person due to the restrictions placed on public gatherings in response to Covid-19. This year, ordinations across the country were livestreamed and recorded in order to allow the families, friends, and loved ones of the newest presbyters to share in these monumental events.
The Sacred Heart community is thrilled to extend congratulations to all those ordained this year.
Fr. Romeo Cappella and Fr. Thomas Merkel of the Diocese of Marquette
Fr. Kevin Yono and Fr. Marcus Shammami of the Eparchy of St. Thomas
Fr. Marcus Schonnop, C.C. of Companions of the Cross
Fr. Michael Cassar and Fr. John Vinton of the Diocese of Lansing
Fr. Vincent Racanelli of the Diocese of Madison, WI
Fr. David Pellican, Fr. Andrew Mabee, Fr. Mark Tibai, Fr. Colin Fricke, and Fr. John Carlin of the Archdiocese of Detroit
May God bless each of these men in their vocations and priestly lives.