I am so deeply happy for you. Congratulations! While you are in Michigan, try to get up for a visit to the Diocese of Marquette. It is the northern most part of Michigan (about 9 hours from Detroit) on the coast of Lake Superior. The Cathedral is lovely, and they will welcome you as a visitor with open arms.
This is not for my sake, but for the Love and Glory of JESUS CHRIST, the Victory of HIS SACRED HEART, and the salvation of the souls of HIS Flock, that GOD-willing, I may be charged with one day. I am so very unworthy to recieve such an honor and privilege, yet I wholeheartedly and with full joy, accept this task. I beseech the help and intercession of Our Lady, Mother of Seminarians and the Church and my heavenly Mother, St. Joseph, Her most chaste Spouse and one of my patrons, St. Philomena, St. Germaine, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Charles Borromeo, St.Maria Goretti, St. Dominic Savio, St.John Bosco, St. Louis De Monfort, Bl. John Paul II, St.s Peter and Paul and St. Jean Marie Vianney- the one Priest that I aspire to hopefully imitate one day. I also ask the prayers of You my Brothers and Sisters as this will be a LONG haul, but one that will be worth it in the end!
May the Priestly Heart of JESUS form me into a humble, zealous and loving Priest for HIS Flock.
Congratulations indeed. Part one of the prayer answered. Now comes the hard part. Be patient of all your brothers and sisters and of everyone. Listen to your spiritual director and study diligently. Linus2nd
CONGRATULATIONS!! It’s been such a journey to watch you get to this point and you have an amazing journey ahead of you! It’s an incredible time to be a priest in the Church. Stay close to Christ and our Blessed Mother.