30 July 2009

We're pleased to announce...

...the ordination of one of our boys!

Brian Noel and his parents, Bill and Kathy Noel, were long-time members of the parish until Bill's work took them elsewhere. Brian served at the altar throughout his boyhood years, and after college he taught at the academy for a time. When he discerned his vocation to the priesthood he approached the Diocese of Pittsburgh because of family ties there. He has been studying at the Pontifical North American College, and he will be ordained to the diaconate with his class. The ordaining bishop will be the Archbishop of St. Louis, the Most Reverend Robert Carlson. It will take place on 8th October at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter's Basilica. God willing, Brian's priestly ordination will take place on 26th June 2010, in Pittsburgh.

Almighty God, the giver of all good gifts, who of thy divine providence hast appointed various orders in thy Church: Give thy grace, we humbly beseech thee, to all who are called to any office and ministry for thy people; and so fill them with the truth of thy doctrine and clothe them with holiness of life, that they may faithfully serve before thee, to the glory of thy great Name and for the benefit of thy holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.