Deacon Gregory Bartholomew Receives Priestly Ordination from Bishop Arthur Serratelli of Paterson
Deacon Gregory Bartholomew, FSSP, was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood by the Most Reverend Authur J. Serratelli, Bishop of Paterson NJ, on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Members of the Fraternity assisted Bishop Serratelli including Fr. Josef Bisig, Rector of OLG Seminary, Fr. Eric Flood, District Superior, Fr. Pendergraft, Director of Development, and others. A large number of Fraternity priests attended in choir and were joined by several clerics and seminarians from the nearby Archdiocese of New York.
After a reception and his first blessings, Father Bartholomew traveled with numerous of the Fraternity priests to St. Michael the Archangel Church in Scranton, PA. There he celebrated his First Mass, a beautiful Solemn High Mass for the External Solemnity of Our Lady of the Rosary, assisted by Fr. Garrick Huang, FSSP, Fr. Antony Sumich, FSSP, as Deacon and Fr. Brian McDonnell, FSSP, as Sub-Deacon. The day concluded with another large reception in Father’s honor while he gave more first blessings and enjoyed the company of all. Father Bartholomew will now offer the fruits of his new priesthood to the residents of central Kansas as he joins Fr. Rickert, FSSP, in our apostolate in Maple Hill.
Our gratitude and thanks to His Excellency for ordaining Fr. Bartholomew to the Holy Priesthood, our congratulations to our new priest and his family, and thanks to all our benefactors and friends who have supported Fr. Bartholomew and the seminary during the course of his studies with prayers and other assistance. Fr. Bartholomew has asked, and we always recommend, that all of our supporters continue to pray for him, and all of the priests of the Fraternity.
Please look for an article and even more photographs of the ordinations in an upcoming edition of the monthly newsletter.
October 10, 2012