Newly Ordained Celebrate Mass at Regina Cleri - Saint John's Seminary
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Newly Ordained Celebrate Mass at Regina Cleri

May 26, 2021

Regina Cleri has been serving as a retirement home for retired clergy of the Archdiocese of Boston since 1964. The Archdiocese of Boston has been blessed with so many wonderful senior priests who, for decades, have devoted their lives to serving God by making our communities stronger.

Receiving the sacrament of Holy Orders at ordination marks the beginning of a journey of ministry and service to Christ, His Church, and His faithful. This journey of priestly ministry began for eight of our seminarians on Saturday, May 22 who were ordained by Cardinal Sean at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston.

Shortly after their ordination, on Monday May 24, these newly ordained priests made a visit to Regina Cleri to celebrate Mass with those who have devoted their lives to serving God through their priestly ministry. Fr. Fernando Ayala who was among those ordained on May 22 said, "meeting them was a great witness of their priestly ministry and perseverance. The stories about their priesthood and missionary life were an inspiration to me as I begin my life of ministry." As we celebrate all those who have recently been ordained and those who are still preparing for their ordination in the coming weeks, let us keep in mind the gift of the priesthood and thank God for their ministry to us.

“The world looks to the priest, because it looks to Jesus! No one can see Christ; but everyone sees the priest, and through him they wish to catch a glimpse of the Lord! Immense is the grandeur of the Lord! Immense is the grandeur and dignity of the priest!”
– Pope St. John Paul II

Mike Scannell, Executive Director of the Clergy Trust said, "It was an amazing day and terrific to see the generations of priests connecting for the first time."

As you celebrate these ordinations, we ask you to pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood, as well as the continued success of the seminary.

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