Russo’s Reflections 05-21-2017

Ordination of Priests
On Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Grand Rapids, the Church celebrates the Sacrament of Holy Orders and will ordain 3 men to the priesthood for the Diocese of Grand Rapids. Please pray for these men as the begin their pastoral appointments on July 1, 2017.

Fr. Stephen J. Durkee, 27, is appointed parochial vicar of Our Lady of Consolation Parish, Rockford.
Fr. Steven W. Geerling, 43, is appointed parochial vicar of St. John Vianney Parish, Wyoming.
Fr. Kyle J. Kilpatrick, 30, is appointed parochial vicar of St. Francis de Sales Parish, Holland.

New Parochial Vicar
This past Sunday it was announced that OLC will be assigned a new parochial vicar (associate pastor) beginning July 1. Once again, Our Lady of Consolation is blessed to have a newly ordained priest assigned to our parish. I look forward to attending the Ordination of Priest for Deacon Stephen J. Durkee.

If you are aware of a young man who is interested or has inquired about the priesthood or if you thought to yourself, “I think he would be a good candidate for the priesthood”, I would encourage you to invite him to attend the Ordination of Priests on June 3 at 10:00AM at the Cathedral of St. Andrew. As a community of believers let us storm the gates of heaven with our prayers asking our God to call young men to serve Him at the altar and young women to serve Him in religious life.

Have a blessed week!
Fr. Tony