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Ordination to the Priesthood
Br. Peter Damian Spera, OCSO
Br. Cassian Russell, OCSO
The Most Reverend
Joel M. Konzen, SM
Auxiliary Bishop
of Archdiocese of Atlanta
Friday, June 28, 2019
10:00 AM

Our Monastic Community will celebrate with joy the ordination to the priesthood of Brs. Cassian Russell OCSO and Peter Damian OCSO on Friday June 28, 2019. The ordination mass will commence at 10:00 AM.

All are invited to attend the ordination mass. A reception will follow.

Br Cassian's Ordination card front.
Br. Cassian's First Mass of
Thanksgiving will be celebrated on Sunday, June 30 in the Abbey Church at 7:30 AM.
Br Peter Damian's ordination card front.
Br. Peter Damian's First Mass of
Thanksgiving will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 29 in the Abbey Church.
We invite you to join us in praying this prayer
from the USCCB for priests:
Prayer for Priests
Gracious and loving God, we thank you
for the gift of our priests.
Through them, we experience
your presence in the sacraments.
Help our priests to be strong
in their vocation.
Set their souls on fire
with love for your people.
Grant them the wisdom, understanding,
and strength they need to follow
in the footsteps of Jesus.
Inspire them with
the vision of your Kingdom.
Give them the words they need
to spread the Gospel.
Allow them to experience
joy in their ministry.
Help them to become instruments
of your divine grace.
We ask this through Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns as our Eternal Priest.