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Priestly Ordinations: May 26, 2017

Photos of the priestly ordinations held at North American Martyrs Church in Lincoln, Nebraska by His Excellency, Terrence Pendergrast, Archbishop of Ottowa.

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Priestly Ordinations: May 26, 2017

With great joy, we announce the ordination of ten deacons to the holy priesthood for the Fraternity of St. Peter. On Friday May 26, 2017, His Excellency, Terrence Pendergrast, Archbishop of Ottowa, will come to ordain seven deacons at North American Martyrs Church, in Lincoln, NE at 10:00am. A warm reception will follow the ordination at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary.

In addition to the ordinations to be held in Lincoln, two deacons, the Rev. Mr Alex Stewart and Rev. Mr. Krzysztof Sanetra, will be ordained in England on June 17, in the Fraternity's apostolate in Warrington by His Excellency, Malcolm McMahon, Archbishop of Liverpool. Later this summer, On August 15, the Feast of Our Lady's Assumption, Rev. Mr. Charles Ike will be ordained a priest in Nigeria by His Excellency, Gregory Ochiagha, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Orlu.

Please keep these ten men in your prayers as they prepare for their ordination to Our Lord's priesthood.

The men to be ordained priests in Lincoln will offer their first Solemn Masses in the nearby area on the next day (Saturday, May 27). The location and time of their Masses can be found in the list below:

Chalice Blessing and Start of Priestly Ordination Retreat: May 18, 2017

His Excellency, Robert Finn, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Kansas Ctiy-St. Joseph, arrived at the seminary in the morning on Thursday, May 18, to bless the chalices of those to be ordained priests this summer. Later that afternoon, His Excellency began the retreat for the ordinandi's priestly ordination. Please keep these men in your prayers as they prepare to receive the Our Lord's holy priesthood.

May Crowning and Our Lady of Fatima Anniversary: May 14, 2017

Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary usually holds its annual May Crowning for our Blessed Mother on the first Sunday of May. This year, however, they moved the crowning to be the Sunday after the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady's first appearance to the three children at Fatima on May 13, 1917. After Solemn Vespers, the priests and seminarians together with some of the faithful held a procession around the seminary which ended in the main entrance hall to the seminary. After Fr. Lee blessed the crown, one of the girls who had recently received her first Holy Communion from the Fraternity's parish in Lincoln put the crown on Our Lady's head.

Holy Week: April 2017

In addition to many seminarians going out for Holy Week to help with the Triduum Liturgies at parishes in North America, some seminarians stayed at the seminary to make sure the ceremonies at the seminary and at nearby parishes were also celebrated with the proper solemnity. Though a busy week for priests and seminarians, it was a privilege to serve Our Lord in the liturgies of the year's holiest week.

After Solemn Mass on Easter Sunday and after a festive dinner to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection, the seminarians had Easter Week off to rest up for the remainder of the academic year.

We wish you all a blessed Eastertide.

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.