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Ordinations to the Priesthood
On Saturday, June 7, 2008, Archbishop Brunett ordained three men to the priesthood:  Cal Christiansen, Mark Guzman, and Jack Shrum.  Here, Archbishop Brunett greets the three to be ordained on the front steps of the Cathedral.

Ordinations to the Priesthood
Mark Guzman

Ordinations to the Priesthood
Jack Shrum is greeted by Father Tony Bawyn; Cal Christiansen is on the right.

Ordinations to the Priesthood
Seminarians for the Archdiocese of Seattle serve at the Mass, which gathers family and friends of those to be ordained, as well as more than a hundred priests and Catholics from across Western Washington.

Ordinations to the Priesthood
Bishop Elizondo, Vicar for Vocations, introduces the three candidates, and testifies that they have prepared long and hard for ordination and have been found worthy. 

Ordinations to the Priesthood
For these three men, this day is the culmination of years of study and prayer, and the beginning of a new life.

Ordinations to the Priesthood

Ordinations to the Priesthood
The candidates "resolve to fulfill the office of priest in accord with the mind of Christ and of the Church"; each also promises respect and obedience to the Archbishop and his successors.

Ordinations to the Priesthood
The assembly kneels as the candidates for ordination prostrate themselves on the altar.  We call on the angels and saints to pray for us at this great moment.

Ordinations to the Priesthood
"The gift of the Holy Spirit for service as priest is conferred on the candidates through the laying on of hands in silence." 

Ordinations to the Priesthood
Each of the priests present lays hands on the three candidates in turn.

Ordinations to the Priesthood
The prayer of ordination.

Ordinations to the Priesthood
The newly ordained are vested with stole and chasuble.

Ordinations to the Priesthood
The Archbishop anoints the hands of the new priest with the oil of Sacred Chrism.

Ordinations to the Priesthood
Friends and family of the newly ordained bring forward the gifts of bread and wine for the sacrifice of the Mass.

Ordinations to the Priesthood
"The Archbishop presents the new priests with the gifts of the assembly, bread and wine, to be offered to God in the Liturgy of the Eucharist."

Ordinations to the Priesthood
The newly ordained exchange the "Kiss of Peace" with all the clergy present.

Ordinations to the Priesthood
The Liturgy of the Eucharist.  The newly ordained concelebrate the Mass for the first time.

Ordinations to the Priesthood

Ordinations to the Priesthood

Ordinations to the Priesthood
At the conclusion of the Mass, the new priests receive a solemn blessing from the Archbishop.

Ordinations to the Priesthood
Each of the new priests blesses the Archbishop in turn.

Ordinations to the Priesthood
The newly ordained join Archbishop Brunett on the altar in bestowing a blessing on the people.

Ordinations to the Priesthood

Ordinations to the Priesthood
The assembly applauds as the newly ordained go forth "to love and serve the Lord."

Ordinations to the Priesthood

Ordinations to the Priesthood
Photos following the Mass.  Congratulations, Father Cal Christiansen, Father Mark Guzman, and Father Jack Shrum!

 

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