“The Priesthood is the love of the Heart of Jesus.” ~St. John Vianney
“For he testifieth: Thou art a priest for ever, according to the order of Melchisedech.” ~Hebrews 7:17
On June 3rd in the Year of Our Lord 2016, the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 7 young new priests and 9 new deacons were ordained to the Sacred Priesthood and Diaconate, bringing the total number of SSPX Priests to 600 worldwide. Ad majorem Dei gloriam! These are the final Ordinations in Winona, Minnesota before moving to the new seminary soon to open in Virginia.
Congratulations to the newly ordained Priests! May God reward you for answering the call to His Eternal Priesthood!
The names of the newly ordained Priests:
- Rev. Mr. Andrew Dwyer of Albuquerque, NM
- Rev. Mr. Brandon Haenny of Highland, IN
- Rev. Mr. Patrick Kimball of Camillus, NY
- Rev. Mr. Paul-Isaac Franks of Nottingham, England
- Rev. Mr. Reid Hennick of Coeur d’Alene, ID
- Rev. Mr. Francis Palmquist of Belmont, NC
- Rev. Mr. James Trummer of Saranac Lake, NY
The report from the SSPX’s website:
“The final ordinations ceremony in Minnesota was a momentous one, bringing the total number of priests in the SSPX to 600.
June 3, 2016 will be remembered as a day of stark contrasts for Winona. A day of joy for giving 7 new priests and 9 new deacons to the ranks of Holy Mother Church and tradition, and a day of natural sorrow for losing a home that has been so good to so many men, before the SSPX moves its seminary operations to Virginia.
As evening fell on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the celebrations of the faithful, the reminiscing of the seminarians, and the collaborative discussions of the bishops and priests were still underway. In attendance at this beautiful and historic ceremony conducted by Bishop Alfonso de Galaretta were Bishop Tissier de Mallerais, Auxilliary Bishop of the SSPX; Fr. Niklaus Pfluger, First Asssistant of the SSPX; Fr. Daniel Couture, Superior of Canada; Fr. Robert Brucciani, Superior of Great Britain, and more than 90 other priests. Additionally, more than 3,300 faithful came to witness the ceremony and to gather in what has become annually a reunion of family and friends in Winona. Following these ceremonies, the Society of St. Pius X reached a milestone of 600 priests. 12 more priests will be ordained at the end of the month at Econe, Switzerland, and in Zaitzkofen, Germany.”
I will post Bishop de Galeretta’s sermon when it becomes available.
“O Priest! You are not yourself because you are God. You are not of yourself because you are the servant and minister of Christ. You are not you own because you are the spouse of the Church. You are not yourself because you are the mediator between God and man. You are not from yourself because you are nothing. What then are you? Nothing and everything. O Priest! Take care lest what was said to Christ on the cross be said to you: “He saved others, himself he cannot save!” ~St. Norbert
“The power of the priest, is the power of the divine person; for the transubstantiation of the bread requires as much power as the creation of the world.” ~St. Bernardine of Siena
Long live the Society of St. Pius X! Long may they persevere in the Traditional Catholic Faith of our forefathers, uncompromising and ever faithful to Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Holy Bride, the Church!
~Damsel of the Faith