Deacon Bobby ordination & First Mass news

We are so excited!!!! Deacon Bobby McWilliams and his classmates have received their official letters from Bishop Daniel Thomas and will be ordained on Friday, May 19th at 7 pm at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Cleveland!  The bishop of the diocese has the faculty to call those who are studying for the priesthood to the Order of Deacon, and then to the Sacred  Priesthood.  Because of Bishop Lennon’s resignation and Bishop Thomas’ double duty as Bishop of Toledo and Apostolic Administrator for the Diocese of Cleveland, the letter took a bit longer to arrive than anticipated. With these words, “With this letter I call you to ordination to Sacred Priesthood for service in the Diocese of Cleveland”, Bishop Thomas made it official!  Did we say how excited, joyful, grateful, happy, delighted, thankful and over the top ecstatic we are????  Deacon Bobby will celebrate his First Mass on Sunday, May 21st at 11 am here at Immaculate Conception Parish.