I am excited to set up this event notification and invite you all to join Bishop Nevarez, the Diocese of Phoenix, and my family and friends as we join Bishop Olmsted in the celebration of the first degree of the Sacrament of Holy Orders. I am blessed to be ordained with my brother seminarian, Keith Kenney, and we are both looking forward to serving the Church and continuing towards our ordinations to the priesthood next summer. Please join us, if you can, and know that the ordination will be televised on Channel AZ-TV7/Cable 13. The Diocese of Phoenix will host a reception to follow in the hall.
I received all my initiation sacraments at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, in Tempe, and graduated from our school in 2000. It has always been my home parish, and it is here where I will first serve as a deacon during the evening Mass at 5PM on Sunday, May 26th. If you can not make it to the ordination, or would like to attend both, you are invited, and I look forward to seeing you all. Please keep me in your prayers and know you are in mine.