11 June 2016
The Diocese of Phoenix ordained four Catholic priests this year and I was on assignment with The Catholic Sun to capture the event.
The ordination took place on a gorgeous Spring day (100 degrees in Phoenix is still spring) at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Avondale, Arizona.
While the bishops and ordinandi where getting ready in the sacristy the guests were arriving and final preparations were being made throughout the church.
A beautiful entrance with the Knights of Columbus leading the way set the tone for the rest of the Mass.
And then it began.
And the Blessings commenced.
l-R, Fr. David Loeffler, Fr. Ryan Lee, Bishop Thomas Olmsted (Diocese of Phoenix), Bishop James Wall (Diocese of Gallup), Fr. Shennesu Bowora, Fr. Dan Connealy.