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The Archdiocese of Cincinnati will receive three new servant leaders later this month when I ordain Deacons Christopher Komoroski, Benson Lokidiriyo and Andrew Reckers to the priesthood. This moment of great joy for me and for the local Church comes at a time of continuing fear, anxiety, social tension and

Front Row from L to R: Father Anthony Brausch, Father Mark Bredstege, Father Jeff Stegbauer, Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr, Father Andrew Hess, Father Alex Biryomumeisho; Back Row L to R, Father Ambrose Dobrozsi, Father Elias Mwesigye, Father Zach Cecil, Father Jedidiah Tritle, Father Christian Cone-Lombarte, and Bishop Joseph Binzer (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati joyfully celebrated the largest class of priests being ordained in 40 years. A full cathedral was on hand as the men were ordained to the priesthood for service to God and the Church. Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr celebrated the Mass. Bishop Joseph R. Binzer concelebrated the

Congratulations to all the men who recently received candidacy to holy orders! Please pray for them as they continue their discernment. (Photos by EL Hubbard) Archdiocese of Cincinnati Brice Jacob Berger Adam Christopher Berning Stephen Augustine Codekas John Paul Grusenmeyer Antonio James Losekamp Benjamin Steven Mersch Matthew Elliot Montag Anthony

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati joyfully celebrated the largest class of priests being ordained in 40 years. They are, Father Alex Biryomumeisho, Father Mark Bredestege, Father Zach Cecil, Father Christian Cone-Lombarte, Father Ambrose Dobrozsi, Father Andrew Hess, Father Elias Mwesigye, Father Jeff Stegbauer and Father Jedidiah Tritle. Check back later this

On May 18, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will celebrate the historic ordination of nine men to the priesthood! Deacons Alex Biroymumeisho, Mark Bredestege, Zachary Cecil, Christian Cone-Lombarte, Ambrose Dobroszi, Andrew Hess, Elias Mwesigye, Jeffrey Stegbauer, and Jedidiah Tritle have spent many years studying, discerning, and serving in preparation for this

Celebrating the Ordination of Father Charles Aketch and Father Richard Toboso, Glenmary’s newest missionary priests. The Ordination was held at St. John Neumann Church in Fairfield, on April 27, 2019.

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati ordains men to the priesthood each May. This is also a popular month for weddings. That is probably a coincidence, but an appropriate one. Matrimony and Holy Orders (which includes the permanent diaconate) are both important sacraments that, according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church,

Fourteen candidates took a step toward holy orders as they were installed to the Institution of Lector by the Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, Archbishop of Louisville, during Mass in the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great February 3. A large crowd was present for the Mass with 52 families

Eleven men publically declared their commitment to a program of formation for service to God and to the Catholic Church as priests on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Catholic Church, through Archbishop Dennis Schnurr, publically accepted the aspirants into the ranks of the candidates for Holy Orders.

April 29, 2017 – On a stormy morning which brought flooding, trees and power lines down throughout the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, four men along with a full crowd at The Cathedral of Saint Peter in Chains gathered for the Ordination of Deacons. The men ordained were Craig Edward Best from