A New Seminarian & New Priests!

St. Pius X Seminarian

Casey Kreiner has been accepted as a seminarian for the Diocese of Grand Rapids. Casey is an active member of our parish and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Over the past year, he has been one of our ministers who brings Communion to the homebound and assisted living facilities. When it comes to Casey’s love for the Church, love for God, and desire to serve others, I am not surprised that he is considering the priesthood. Please congratulate Casey when you see him and pray for him.  Seminary is long journey but a rewarding one.  May God who has begun this good work in Casey bring it to completion!

Fr. Colin Mulhall

Many of you know that Fr. Colin has been assigned to further studies this fall.  He will go to Washington D.C. to obtain a JCL in Canon Law.  A JCL is an ecclesiastical degree that is like a master’s degree in our education system.  This is relevant news for us for a couple of reasons.  First, I invite you to pray for the parishioners of Holy Redeemer as they experience a transition of pastors.  Also, let us pray for the new pastor who has not yet been named.  God has been good to both Fr. Colin and Holy Redeemer in their time together and I have the confidence that God will provide another loving shepherd for them to follow. 

The other major reason for sharing this news is that Fr. Colin’s local residence will be at St. Pius X.  He will only be living here sparingly (on breaks from the academic school year). Though its possible you may see him from time to time at the parish, he will not have any sacramental obligations to St. Pius X.  Please pray for Fr. Colin as he prepares for his studies to begin this fall.  Boy I sure hope he remembers his Latin!

Priesthood Ordinations

Please pray for Deacons David Sacha, David Jameson, and Logan Weber. They will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, June 4 at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew.  I am excited for all of these men to begin their priestly ministry.  Ordination day is a great joy for a vocation’s director and for the diocese! We will have three more priests serving our local church, praise God!