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)."
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.
October 16, 2019 - Having converted to Catholicism when I was 17, I had toyed with the idea of the priesthood and religious life for some years, but my discernment had grown much more serious of late. And while my attraction to the priesthood was sincere, so was my aversion to being a parish priest. I enjoyed academics, and I wanted to teach.
September 16, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. John V. White, SJ, who died on October 12, 2019, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 90 years old. May he rest in peace.
October 11, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life Fr. Raymond C. Baumhart, SJ, who died on October 10, 2019, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 95 years old. May he rest in peace.