at SS. Simon and Jude Cathedral
Holy Hour Vigil
All are invited to join in a Holy Hour Vigil with the Bishops and seminarians of the Diocese of Phoenix the evening before the priestly ordination. Please keep the men who are to be ordained in your prayers!
Ordination to the Priesthood
The Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix, invites you to attend this year’s Mass of Ordination. This special ceremony will take place at 10 a.m., on Saturday, June 1, at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, 6351 N 27th Ave., Phoenix. All are welcome to attend the Mass of Ordination.
Dcn. Christopher Gossen and Br. Peter Teresa McConnell, FHS, will be surrounded by hundreds of family, friends and supporters as they receive Holy Orders. They are among hundreds of others who will become Catholic priests this year throughout the United States.
Ordination is the sacramental ceremony in which Holy Orders will be conferred and our Transitional Deacons will become priests, enabling them to minister in Christ’s name through the Church. The Rite of Ordination ceremony includes various rituals, rich in meaning and history. Please continue to pray for vocations.