Saturday, May 26, 2007

Four Priests to be Ordained for Archdiocese of St. Louis

Four new priests will be ordained for the service of the Archdiocese of St. Louis in a ceremony that begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, 4431 Lindell Boulevard, in the city’s Central West End. Archbishop Raymond L. Burke will preside at the Mass and will confer the Sacrament of Holy Orders, by which the four men, who are presently serving as transitional deacons, will become priests. The four deacons are the Rev. Mr. Timothy Bannes, 43; the Rev. Mr. Rodger Fleming, 40; the Rev. Mr. John O’Brien, 26; and the Rev. Mr. Joseph Post, 30. All four are natives of the St. Louis region.

An article with additional biographical information about the four ordinands was published in the May 18 edition of the St. Louis Review, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The article may be accessed on the newspaper’s website at

Catholics believe that, through the grace of the Sacrament of Holy Orders, priests act in the person of Jesus Christ. As such, their ministry is devoted to instructing and pastoring the faithful and helping them attain holiness, especially through the administration of the sacraments, most particularly the Eucharist.
See also the article, 3 Kenrick-Glennon seminarians being ordained for other dioceses. Archbishop Burke is expected to ordain seven archdiocesan priests next year. On June 15th, the Archbishop is to ordain two priests of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.

1 comment:

  1. Fr. Bannes is being sent to my parish, where he served his Diaconate. I'm very much looking forward to having him here.