A man you readers helped has been ordained to the priesthood!

Here’s something to make your day a little brighter.

Do you long term readers remember helping an American seminarian, then deacon, for the Institute of Christ the King raise money to pay for his seminary formation?  (Yes, most of the time priests have to pay for some or all of their formation.)   You helped him to hit his goals and pay his bills.   At the time, he wrote:

I knew it from the very beginning of this campaign and only a “Fr-Z effect” could do anything for my fundraising campaign and good Saint Joseph brought you to me… Thank you Father. I owe this to you. …

He was recently ordained to the sacred priesthood by Card. Burke.

Here is shot of Fr. Justin Ong, saying Mass.

Lots of people giving even a little, can make a difference.

YOU, dear readers, helped this man to the altar.

Say a prayer for this new priest, Fr. Justin Ong.

Ad multos felicissimos annos!

 

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7 Responses to A man you readers helped has been ordained to the priesthood!

  1. Joy1985 says:

    God bless Fr. Justin Ong. May You grant him Lord every grace he needs to do your will and to bring as many souls to heaven as possible.

  2. Fr_Sotelo says:

    Thanks be to God for Fr. Ong. I believe that the Institute ordained nine priests this year!

  3. Fr_Sotelo says:

    Thanks be to God for Fr. Ong. I believe that the Institute ordained nine priests this year!

  4. JesusFreak84 says:

    The image isn’t loading for me; 403 forbidden :(

    But, more importantly, HUZZAH!

  5. beelady says:

    That’s wonderful news!!! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to contribute to his education. I trust that he will be an excellent priest.

  6. DebbieInCT says:

    oh, how beautiful!!!! And the photo is, too!! All God’s abundant blessings upon Fr. Ong!

  7. Simon_GNR says:

    I’m taken aback that a seminarian has to pay for his own seminary fees. Surely the diocese or religious order for whom he is being trained should foot the bill?

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