As many of you already know, I am humbled and pleased to announce that I will be ordained as a Deacon by Bishop Iker on February 24th at St. Peter & St. Paul in Arlington! This comes as the culmination of many years of discernment and hard work, and I am very excited to move forward into this new phase of ministry in Christ’s Church. As my supporters and benefactors over the last three years, you are all cordially invited to the ordination Mass, and I would be honored to have you there. I am also excited to announce that I have accepted a curacy position at St. Vincent’s Cathedral in Bedford, TX. I will be spending the next two years at that parish under Fr. Ryan Reed, who will mentor me and help me transition to priestly ministry in the Church.
The next few months will be busy ones for Claire and me. Here is tentative rundown:
–January 29: Classes start back
–January 31: Find out the gender of our baby!
–February 24: Ordination as Deacon @ St. Peter & St. Paul in Arlington
–May 24: Graduation from Nashotah House
–early June: Move back to Texas
–late June: baby Francis is born!
–July 1: Begin as Curate at St. Vincent’s in Bedford
–late Summer: Ordination as Priest @ St. Vincent’s
I ask your prayers for us as we prepare for many upcoming things (a new baby, a new city, two ordinations, trying to find housing in Bedford, many logistical things to be worked out, etc…).
As always, thank you so much to everyone who has supported and prayed for me. I couldn’t be where I am today without you!