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Seven men being ordained priests for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati

W H A T | Priesthood Ordination Mass
W H E N | Saturday, May 18, 2024, 11 A.M.
W H E R E | Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains: 325 W. 8th St., Cincinnati OH

Release Date:  May 15, 2024
Seven men being ordained priests for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati will joyfully celebrate the ordination of seven new priests on Saturday May 18, 2024. The men will be ordained to the priesthood for service to God and the Church. Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr will celebrate the Mass. Within the course of the ordination rite, the archbishop will lay his hands on the men, invoking the authority given by Christ to the apostles to make new priests. The Mass will be live streamed on the Archdiocese of Cincinnati YouTube channel.

The seven new priests will contribute to the growing trend of men being ordained priests over the last decade. The seven men being ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, this year, is in line with the seven men ordained in 2023, 2021, 2016, 2009 and 2022. Since 2014, sixty men have been ordained the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

The seven new priests have served as transitional deacons for the last year. Their ministry has included baptizing, assisting at marriages, and preaching at Mass. The men graduated on May 12 of this year from Mount St. Mary’s Seminary and School of Theology, after at least seven years of formation for the priesthood. Parish assignments for the new priests will be announced at the ordination.

Men to be ordained:
Deacon Brice Berger
Deacon Adam Berning
Deacon John Grusenmeyer
Deacon Benjamin Mersch
Deacon Matthew Montag
Deacon Anthony Sanitato
Deacon Jeremy Stubbs


The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the 51st largest Catholic diocese in the country, with around 435,000 Catholics, and has the fifth largest Catholic school system in terms of enrollment with nearly 40,000 students. The 19-county territory includes 206 canonical parishes organized into 57 Families of Parishes, and 109 Catholic primary and secondary schools.


Jennifer Schack
Director of Media Relations
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
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