Live Stream: Ordinations to Priesthood & Diaconate 2023, St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary

June 15, 2023
Source: District of the USA

On Friday, June 16, 2023, Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, two deacons will be ordained to the priesthood, and six will be ordained to the diaconate.

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St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary is pleased to announce that on June 16th 2023 the following candidates will be ordained to the Priesthood:

Rev. Mr. Joseph Budds, from Ireland
Rev. Mr. Gregory Pfeiffer, from Kentucky, USA

And the following candidates will be ordained to the Diaconate:

Rev. Mr. Longinus Kim, from South Korea
Rev. Mr. Niall O'hAimheirgin, from Ireland
Rev. Mr. Dominic Rosario, from Washington, USA
Rev. Mr. Joseph Brauner, from Missouri, USA
Rev. Mr. Andrew Simones, from Minnesota, USA
Br. Justin OSB, from Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery, New Mexico, USA

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More about St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary:

St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary (STAS) is a house of studies of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX), established in the United States in 1973, for the formation of Roman Catholic priests according to the traditional teaching of the Church. St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary draws from the greatest riches of the 2,000 year history of the Church in the formation of her priests.

The formation that the seminarians receive is traditional in every aspect: doctrine, liturgy, retreats, daily schedule, etc. The core of the seminarians' study is the philosophy and theology of St. Thomas Aquinas, while moderate proficiency in Latin is required before ordination. A typical day in the life of the seminarian contains three hours of prayer, three hours of classes, four hours of study, and a hour and a half of recreation.

Seminarians are expected to attain the holiness required of a priest, through the means provided at the Seminary: daily Mass, meditation, Rosary, and hours of the Divine Office, as well as Benediction, Ignatian retreats, monthly recollections, and weekly confession and spiritual direction.