Three newly ordained priests are ‘in your midst’ to serve

SEATTLE – As sunlight poured through St. James Cathedral’s stained-glass windows June 9 — a miracle, some said, considering thunderstorms had been predicted — Anh Tran, Justin Ryan and Louis Cunningham became the newest priests of the Archdiocese of Seattle.

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‘The Lord is asking you to carry his cross’: Observations of an ordination

“This is a very important event,” I tell my son Leo, two weeks shy of his 4th birthday, by way of explaining why he needs to be on his best behavior for the June 25 ordination Mass at St. James Cathedral. “The archbishop is going to ordain five men priests, so they’ll be able to turn the bread and wine at Mass into the body and blood of Jesus. It’s very exciting, so there’s going to be a lot of people there.”

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