Our diocese has received a great gift: a new priest! The salvation of countless souls is attached to ordination of each priest and many graces are poured upon the Church with each ordination. We thank God for this great gift and pray that our newest priest may ever be faithful to the graces of his ordination. We were privileged to attend the ordination of Fr. Andrew Pacheco, received his first priestly blessing, and then to attend his first Mass. For his first Mass, Fr. Pacheco chose to celebrate the Extraordinary Form External Feast of Corpus Christi with a glorious Missa Cantata. In the presence of his loving family and friends, supported by clergy and seminarians, accompanied by exquisite sacred music, Fr. Pacheco offered the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with intense ardor and devotion. More pictures here.