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3 men to profess oaths, be ordained for Glenmary

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LAFAYETTE, Tenn.— On June 26, three men will profess their Final Oath, becoming members of the Glenmary Home Missioners community for life. The following day all three will be ordained as transitional deacons by Bishop of Nashville, Tenn., J. Mark Spalding.

Both the Final Oath Mass and Mass of Ordination will take place at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lafayette, Tenn.

Professing Final Oaths and receiving ordination are Jose Carlos Miguel Lopez, Samuel Mungai and Kenneth Wandera. The three are among 14 men in formation preparing to be missionary priests or brothers for Glenmary.

“Along with Father Tom Kirkendoll, I had the privilege of being the co-director for the novitiate year of Jose Carlos, Samuel and Kenneth, who will become our newest members. As a result, I feel as though I know the three of them very well and have witnessed their growth as missioners these past years,” Glenmary President Father Dan Dorsey said. “On behalf of the entire Glenmary community and the people of our missions I joyfully celebrate their life long commitment.”

The trio’s ordination to the priesthood is planned for Spring 2021.

Glenmary Home Missioners is a Cincinnati, Ohio-based Catholic society of priests, brothers and lay coworkers dedicated to serving the spiritual and material needs of people living in mission counties throughout Appalachia and the South.

Kenneth Wanderra, left, Jose Carlos Miguel Lopez, center, and Samuel Mungai will profess Final Oaths and be ordained as transitional deacons on June 26 and 27 respectively.
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