Fr. Steve’s Column 4-7-24

As we conclude the Easter Octave, we’re especially delighted to welcome back Fr. Tyler Kreipke, CSC

who celebrates his very first Mass at our 10:30am Mass this weekend.  Fr. Tyler and his 7 classmates were ordained yesterday at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the largest ordination class we’ve had in quite some time.  We are very blessed by these great young men who have answered God’s call to serve the Church as priests (in addition to their 2 other classmates who professed perpetual vows as religious brothers last fall.)

Many of you will remember that Fr. Tyler spent last year (2022-23) living with us and serving here at Christ the King, most prominently as a frequent cantor and a chaplain to our 1st and 5th grade classes.  Fr. Tyler was received into the Catholic Church when he was a doctoral student at Notre Dame, and soon he heard the call to priesthood and religious life in Holy Cross.  He was ordained a deacon last fall, and now he serves on the faculty of the University of Portland, a Holy Cross school in Oregon.  I am very honored that he has chosen to return to us to celebrate his Mass of Thanksgiving.  

We are very blessed to celebrate the ordinations of Fr. Tyler and his classmates, and I am very grateful to have 8 zealous new priests in the vineyard.  Please continue to pray for vocations, that more young men and women may have the wisdom to recognize God calling them to be a priest, brother or sister, and the courage to respond to that call.  

Congratulations Fr. Tyler!

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