Join me in celebrating the ordination anniversaries of Priests and Deacons in our Archdiocese. Sacred Ordination confers the Sacrament of Holy Orders of those chosen by the Church to be Ministers of the Word and Sacrament in Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. A man does not take this honor upon himself, but he has been chosen and set apart to function within the Body of Christ. Please remember and pray for the clergy who are called by our Archbishop to serve and minster here at St. Pat’s.


May 12, 1971 Rev. James Merold
May 10, 1978 Rev. Martin Zielinski


April 25, 1987 Rev. Mr. John Richardson
April 30, 1988 Rev. Mr. Louis Abboud
April 25, 1992 Rev. Mr. Edward Tomkowiak
May 24, 2009 Rev. Mr. Jeremy Carter
May 15, 2011 Rev. Mr. William Gibbons
May 19, 2013 Rev. Mr. Todd Benzschawel
May 19, 2013 Rev. Mr. Joseph Casey
June 4, 2016 Rev. Mr. Richard Holevoet

The traditional Latin acclamation of Congratulations is AD MULTOS ANNOS—May God grant them many years!

Fr. Merold