As we prepare to reopen our churches after a season of quarantine, a clear sign of this new springtime is the ordination of priests which will be held on Sunday, June 21, 2020.
Watch the livestream at 12 noon from the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark on the Archdiocese of Newark’s YouTube Channel (www.YouTube.com/NwkArchdiocese).
From Guam to Brooklyn, the 10 men have traveled diverse paths. This year’s local class features a former naval nuclear engineer, a farmer, and a reality TV show hopeful. In the latest edition of The Catholic Advocate, they describe when they answered the call to the priesthood – from the mountains of Poland to World Youth Day in Sydney. Their stories and biographical information are online at www.rcan.org/the-catholic-advocate.
Father Eugenio de la Rama, director of the Office of Priestly Vocations said, “This is an uplifting moment for the Archdiocese. In the face of civil unrest and uncertainty surrounding the global health pandemic, the ministerial priesthood is an opportunity to be a strong tower of hope that can pave the way for Jesus to heal and unite. It’s heartwarming to see these young men want to become priests.”
Under the direction and guidance of the Archbishop of Newark, the Office of Priestly Vocations serves the Archdiocese by striving to foster a culture of vocations. More information is available at www.newarkpriest.com.