‘Tis the Season…for Ordinations!

During the months of May and June, our holy Mother Church is blessed with the witness of many of our brothers and sisters who profess first and final profession of religious vows, along with those who are being ordained to the Sacrament of Holy Orders: the diaconate; priesthood; and Episcopal.

The Dominicans in the U.S. are also blessed to have Brothers being ordained in different Provinces this summer. Among them, the Western Dominican Province will have four Brothers ordained to the priesthood at St. Dominic Church in San Francisco at 2:00 PM on Friday, June 22nd, through the Imposition of Hands and the Prayer of Ordination by The Most Reverend Robert Christian, OP, the new Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco who was recently ordained to the Episcopal. You’re invited to join the Dominican family and Holy Mother Church in praising God for his loving mercy on this blessed day!

 From left to right: Rev. Brother Thomas Aquinas Pickett, OP; Rev. Brother Pius Youn, O.P. Rev. Brother Christopher Wetzel, O.P.; Rev. Brother Bradley Thomas Elliott, O.P.

From left to right: Rev. Brother Thomas Aquinas Pickett, OP; Rev. Brother Pius Youn, O.P. Rev. Brother Christopher Wetzel, O.P.; Rev. Brother Bradley Thomas Elliott, O.P.

Each of the newly ordained will come to our monastery after their Ordination and celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving with us. One of them, Reverend-to-be Thomas Aquinas Pickett, O.P. will celebrate his very first Mass at our monastery this Saturday, June 23rd at 1:30 PM and will give his priestly blessing to all who attend the Mass.

You’re invited to come and share our joy!