Director of Media Relations
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Office | 513.263.6618
Cell | 859.512.5626
Release Date: May 16, 2020
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati celebrates ordination of three priests
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati joyfully celebrated the ordination of three men to the priesthood on Saturday, May 16th. The men were ordained to the priesthood for service to God and the Church. Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr celebrated the Mass. Within the course of the ordination rite, the archbishop laid his hands on the men, invoking the authority given by Christ to the apostles to make new priests.
The three new priests had 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 10 of this year from Mount St. Mary’s Seminary and School of Theology, after at least seven years of formation for the priesthood.
Before the Ordination Mass ended, first assignments were announced. Father Chris Komoroski is assigned as parochial vicar at St. Monica St. George Newman Center and Holy Family parish, Father Benson Lokidiriyo is assigned to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. Andrew parishes in Milford as parochial vicar. Father Andrew Reckers is assigned to the Coldwater Cluster of Holy Trinity, St. Anthony, and St, Mary parishes as parochial vicar.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the 44th largest Catholic diocese in the country, with more than 450,000 Catholics, and has the fifth largest Catholic school system in terms of enrollment with more than 40,000 students. The 19-county territory includes 211 parishes and 111 Catholic primary and secondary schools.