Archdiocese will have five new priests June 1
Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond will ordain five men to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of New Orleans with a Mass June 1 at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Cathedral. The five men are, from left, Deacon Jonathan P. Hemelt, Deacon Daniel H. Green, Deacon Travis J. Clark, Deacon Gary P. Copping and Deacon Colin V. Braud.
Archbishop Hannan would have been 100 on May 20
J.T. Hannan and his wife Katherine had fond memories May 20 as they reflected on what would have been Archbishop Philip Matthew Hannan’s 100th birthday.
Deacons urged to follow Pope Francis' model
Citing the example of Pope Francis, Archbishop Gregory Aymond urged the four men ordained to the transitional diaconate May 18 to use their final year before ordination to the priesthood to serve others, especially the poor and marginalized, in Christian charity.
Prayer is food for a priest’s journey
I learned a lot about the church, prayer, the priesthood and myself – more than what I had previously thought possible. Being a deacon of the church these last few months, all of this has deepened.
Not worthy, but here by God’s grace
I am thankful to all of the many people who have prayed for me and supported my formation to the priesthood over the years. Without their prayerful support and the grace of God, I would not be where I am today.