W H A T | Priesthood Ordination Mass
W H E N | Saturday May 21, 2022, 11 A.M.
W H E R E | Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains: 325 W. 8th St., Cincinnati OH
Release Date: May 20, 2022
Seven priests being ordained for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati will joyfully celebrate the ordination of seven new priests on Saturday May 21, 2022. 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 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 2021, 2016 and 2009. The largest recent class were nine men ordained to the priesthood in 2019. The high number of ordinations in recent years, 26 men in total from 2019-2022, is the strongest four-year group in nearly 40 years! The last time we had 26 or more men ordained over a four-year period was 1980-1983.
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 15 of this year from The Athenaeum of Ohio, Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, after at least seven years of formation for the priesthood. Parish assignments for the new priests will be announced at the ordination.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the 44th largest Catholic diocese in the country, with more than 440,000 Catholics, and has the fifth largest Catholic school system in terms of enrollment with more than 40,000 students. The 19-county territory includes 210 parishes and 111 Catholic primary and secondary schools.
Director of Media Relations
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Office | 513.263.6618
Cell | 859.512.5626