Yesterday morning in an outdoor ceremony on the Cathedral Plaza, Archbishop Gomez ordained eight men to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ for LA. I was honored that Fr. Michael Mesa asked me to vest him in the Stole and Chasuble during the ritual. It’s been a gift to journey with Fr. Michael as a friend and mentor during these past seven years of his seminary formation. Recall that our Saint Joseph’s family met Michael Mesa as a Deacon a few months ago when he preached at our Sunday Masses. Fr. Michael radiated joy throughout the ordination ceremony, even behind the mask! Fr. Michael has been assigned to serve the people at Holy Family Parish in Glendale. Congratulations Father Michael Mesa and be assured that the St. Joseph’s family will pray for you and your classmates as you begin your ministry of loving and serving God’s people as a Priest of Jesus Christ! Let us pray that from our St. Joseph’s family, a vocation will arise to serve Jesus Christ and the Church!
In the Joy of the Lord,