June 5, 2019
On Friday, May 24th, 2019, the Fraternity rejoiced in the ordination of four new priests. Fr. John Killackey, Fr. R.J. Oballo, Fr. Daniel Powers and Fr. Jesus Valenzuela were ordained to the sacred priesthood by His Excellency the Most Reverend Fabian Bruskewitz, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Lincoln. Many priests from throughout the District were in attendance, and the church was filled with faithful souls who had come to join in this solemn and joyful occasion. Superior General Fr. Andrzej Komorowski, North American Superior Fr. Michael Stinson, Fr. Benoit Guichard from Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary and Fr. Adrian Debow, who serves at our General House in Switzerland, assisted at the altar.
Please pray for the new priests as they embark upon their duties as ministers of God’s sacred mysteries. Your spiritual support was essential to them as they studied, prepared and discerned throughout their years of seminary, and your prayers will continue to speed them on as they celebrate first Masses at various parishes, give their blessings to countless faithful and begin their first assignments.
Stay tuned for an upcoming Missive post on the ordination of Fr. Luc Poirier, which took place one week later at Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica in Ottawa! +