Holy Week: April 2017
Priests and seminarians of Our Lady of Guadalupe wish you a blessed Holy Week and Triduum in preparation for Easter. May Our Lord bless you particularly in this holy season.
Diaconate Ordinations: March 25, 2017
We give thanks to God for the ten men who were ordained to the Diaconate on Saturday, March 25, 2017, the Feast of the Annunciation. The night before, the ordinandi made their final promises of fidelity by which they became permanent members of the Fraternity; and for the ordination itself, OLGS was very happy to welcome back His Excellency, Robert Morlino, Bishop of the diocese of Madison, WI, to confer the orders. Priests and seminarians extend their thanks to him as well as to Msgr. Andrew Wadsworth, who came the week before the ordination to lead the five-day retreat for the ordinandi. Please pray for the ordinati as they continue on to their final year of study for the priesthood.
Subdiaconate Ordinations: February 11, 2017
We give thanks to God for the ten men who were ordained to the Subdiaconate on Saturday, February 11, 2017, by His Excellency, Thomas Paprocki, Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield, IL. Please continue to pray for the men as they prepare to be ordained deacons on March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation.
Mundelein Seminary Basketball Tournament: February 3-5, 2017
Several OLGS seminarians travelled out to Mundelein Seminary near Chicago over the weekend of February 3-5 to participate in the annual basketball tournament hosted by Mundelein and in which 16 seminaries take part from all over the United States. After spending much of their recreation periods in the preceding weeks preparing, the OLGS basketball team, who were joined by two seminarians from St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Seward, NE, performed very well in the large tournament. They reached the semi-final round against Mundelein Seminary itself; and though OLGS led for most of the game, Mundelein was able catch up at the very end and so OLGS only narrowly missed the final match. The next day, however, OLGS took on Conception Seminary for the 3rd place, and were able to beat them to clinch the prize. Congratulations to the team! May God reward the generous donors who made this trip possible, as well as Mundelein Seminary for hosting the tournament.