10 New Priests Ordained for the Diocese of Wichita KS


#1

A large ordination class for May 2017

catholicdioceseofwichita.org/advance

kansas.com/living/religion/article153079489.html


#2

This is great news. How did they get so many? My diocese has tons of active parishes and tons of Catholics, yet I think they only had an ordination class of like 2 priests.

Of course, the real test will be how many of these guys stay in the priesthood for their entire career as opposed to dropping out after a few years. I hope they all would stay but it seems like people feel so free to leave nowadays.


#3

Congrats! We ordained eight new priests here n Denver!:thumbsup:


#4

I don’t live in Wichita but visit often. The diocese could be conservative by many. I think what makes them unique is that the Catholic Schools are supported by the parishes such that if you are a parishioner your kids go to Catholic School for no tuition. The dynamic of course is your donations are tax deductible, and tuition is not. I don’t believe a school has been closed in a very long time.


#5

Praise The Lord. Praying to the Holy Spirit to give give the newly ordained guidance & direction in their Ministry.


#6

Five new ones in Lincoln. :slight_smile:

Good thing, too, since we loaned two of our priests to dioceses with shortages (Gallup, NM and some place in Alaska).


#7

:thumbsup: that is good news!

Congrats to the new priests who have been ordained this year everywhere!


#8

Ten priests ordained as well as ten transitional deacons who, presumably, will be ordained to the priesthood next year. This in a diocese of only 120,000 Catholics. Congratulations to Bishop Kemme.


#9

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