7 new priests, 9 new deacons

Source: St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary

The Seminary announces with great joy the ordination of priests and deacons at the close of the academic year 2015-16.

It was a beautiful, sunny day on which the Catholic Church welcomed seven new priests and nine new deacons. This year the rain held off until after the banquet which took place after the Pontifical Mass of ordinations. 

The subdeacons who were ordained to the diaconate are:

Rev. Mr. Richard Brueggemann Union, KY
Diocese of Covington
Rev. Mr. John Carlisle Nicholville, NY
Diocese of Ogdensburg
Rev. Mr. Christopher Hone Prospect, PA
Diocese of Pittsburgh
Rev. Mr. Joshua Jacobs Greene, IA
Diocese of Dubuque
Rev. Mr. Peter Kallal St. Louis, MO
Archdiocese of St. Louis
Rev. Mr. Jonathan Kopec Hastings, MN
Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis
Rev. Mr. Tyler Nelson Mazomanie, WI
Diocese of Madison
Rev. Mr. Ian Palko Windsor, MA
Diocese of Springfield
Rev. Mr. James Torzala Walton, KY
Diocese of Covington

The deacons who were ordained to the priesthood are:

Rev. Fr. Andrew Dwyer Albuquerque, NM
Archdiocese of Santa Fe
Rev. Fr. Paul-Isaac Franks Nottingham, England
Diocese of Nottingham
Rev. Fr. Brandon Haenny Highland, IN
Diocese of Gary
Rev. Fr. Reid Hennick Coeur d'Alene, ID
Diocese of Boise
Rev. Fr. Patrick Kimball Camillus, NY
Diocese of Syracuse
Rev. Fr. Francis Palmquist Belmont, NC
Diocese of Charlotte
Rev. Fr. James Trummer Saranac Lake, NY
Diocese of Ogdensburg

After the ordinations Mass, the newly ordained priests commenced giving their first blessings to the large number of faithful present and continued after the banquet.

These are the final ordinations to take place at the seminary's location in Winona. After this, St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary's ordination history will speak of Dillwyn, Virginia.

Please remember to pray for the perseverance of these men in the priestly vocation.

O Lord, grant us priests.
O Lord, grant us holy priests.
O Lord, grant us many holy priests.
O Lord, grant us many holy religious vocations.
O Lord, grant us many holy Catholic families.

V.  St. Pius X
R.  Pray for us.