Fordham Notes: New Jesuits Welcomed at University Church Mass

Monday, June 10, 2013

New Jesuits Welcomed at University Church Mass

Fordham University Church was the site of the ordination of seven new Jesuits on Saturday, June 8. Three Fordham alumni were among those ordained. The Mass of Ordination to the priesthood was celebrated by The Rev. Thomas Donato, auxiliary bishop of Newark, along with 200 Jesuits.

Pictured below, in the front row, are the newly ordained Jesuits: William Noe, S.J.; Brett Stockdale, S.J.; Stephen Surovich, S.J.; James Donovan, S.J., GSE '91; Peter Folan, S.J., GSAS '08; Michael Rogers, S.J.; and Michael Magree, S.J., GSAS '07.

Pictured in the back row are: Myles Sheehan, S.J. (Provincial, New England); James Shea, S.J. (Provincial, Maryland);  The Rev. Thomas Donato (Auxiliary Bishop of Newark); and David Ciancimino, S.J., FCRH '82 (Provincial, New York). Photos by Michael Dames


janet said...

If seeing the procession of two hundred Jesuits into the beautiful Fordham church didn't drive one to tears, then the combination of the beauty of the day, a terrific choir, and the joy that filled the congregation as they prayed for the Holy Spirit to come upon these new priests surely would move even the coldest heart! This was a day the Lord had made, and I rejoiced and was so so glad in it! I am so happy and grateful that my sons were there to witness. AMDG!

News Blog said...

Thank you for the kind words, Janet.