Friday, May 9, 2008

Three Prepare for Priestly Ordination

This week's Catholic Telegraph, local paper for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, features the annual 'intro' on the men being ordained to the priesthood. This year's candidates are: Deacons Jason Bedel, Ryan Ruiz, and Edward Pratt. As mentioned earlier, all three are fourth degree Knights of Columbus, highlighting the great work that the Knights do to promote vocations and the Culture of Life.

Of a particular joy in my situation is the ordination of Ryan Ruiz, as he's the first ordinand in the last four years to be in his twenties, and therefore also younger than me! I greatly look forward to passing on the 'Baby Priest Trophy' to Fr. Ruiz in a week's time, good riddance!

All three of these men are holy, prayerful, and committed to serving Our Lord as priests well into the future. Please pray for them as the embark on their pre-ordination retreat today through Wednesday.

(Inquiring minds want to know, how did Brad Watkins beat me to this story?!?!? He's in North Carolina, after all!)


Rich Leonardi said...

Too funny; one of my first thoughts after discovering Ruiz's age was "He's younger than Fr. Schnippel!"

Eric said...

They are going to be busy men.

Brad Watkins said...

Good question! How did I?

Be assured of my prayers for the Deacons and their time on retreat. What a tremendous blessing they will be for the Archdiocese.