Ordination 2016 - Zona Images

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.

In the Sacristy

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.

The Readings

And then it began.

The Ordinandi

Laying On Hands

The Gifts & Consecration

Exit Procession

And the Blessings commenced.

Blessings

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.

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