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2015 Jesuit Ordinands, Jesuit Provincials, and Presiding Bishop (from left) Fr. Joseph Koczera; Fr. Christopher Krall; Fr. Lukas Laniauskas; Fr. Brian Paulson, Provincial of the Chicago-Detroit Province; Fr. L. Adam DeLeon; Fr. Ryan Duns; Most Reverend Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Indianapolis, Ind.; Fr. Jacob Martin; Fr. Thomas Lawler, Provincial of the Wisconsin Province; Fr. Timothy McCabe; and Fr. James Shea
Midwest Jesuits Celebrate Eight New Priests

"I invite you to listen to and follow Jesus," said Pope Francis on the 51st World Day of Prayer for Vocations last year, "and to allow yourselves to be transformed interiorly by his words, which 'are spirit and life' (Jn 6:62)."

On Saturday, June 13, 2015, eight Jesuits from the Midwest Province responded to the pope's invitation and were ordained priests by the Most Reverend Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Indianapolis, Ind., at Queen of All Saints Basilica in Chicago. These eight new priests are Frs. Joseph Koczera, Christopher Krall, Lukas Laniauskas, L. Adam DeLeon, Ryan Duns, Jacob Martin, Timothy McCabe, and James Shea.

Please enjoy the slideshow below, or visit our SmugMug gallery to see all the photos from their ordination Mass, and order prints. Read more about each of their stories by clicking their names above, and stay tuned for our next issue of Partners magazine, which will feature photos of the Mass and reflections from the ordinands.

This story was enhanced and updated in the Summer 2015 issue of Partners.












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