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Ordinations June 2021

Updated: Feb 16, 2023

In 2021, by God’s Grace, many years of education and formation bore fruit, as we celebrated the ordinations of four new priests and two new deacons across our North American provinces.

On Saturday, June 12, Br. Sam Joutras, O.S.A. was ordained to the priesthood and Br. Jeff Raths, O.S.A. and Joe Roccasalva, O.S.A. entered the diaconate. The ceremony was presided by Bishop Daniel Turley, O.S.A. at St. Rita Shrine Chapel in Chicago.

On Saturday, June 26, the Villanova Province ordained three priests—Br. Elizandro Contreras, O.S.A., Br. Bill Gabriel, O.S.A., and Br. Jeremy Hiers, O.S.A. This ceremony was held at St. Thomas of Villanova Church on the university campus and presided by Bishop Daniel Turley, O.S.A.

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