Thursday, June 2, 2022

In Archdiocese of New Orleans it's 6 new Priests; thanks be to God


2022 Priestly Ordinations

Six men will be ordained by Archbishop Gregory Aymond to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of New Orleans on June 4 at 10 a.m. at  St. Louis Cathedral. They are pictured from left to right: Deacons Jody DiMaggio, Dennis Obienu, Lennin Arroyo Martinez, Andy Gonzalez, Jeffrey Merrit, and William Mumphrey.

Read their stories below and please continue to pray for them and for all of those discerning a vocation to the priesthood, diaconate, and religious life!

Click link for bio info on each new Priest:

2022 Priestly Ordinations - Archdiocese of New Orleans - New Orleans, LA (

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. Amen

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