16 May 2008
Nine Archdiocesan Men to be Ordained to Priesthood: Fr. Houser to Celebrate Mass of Thanksgiving in the Extraordinary Form
New priests are one very tangible sign of the spiritual health of a diocese. The Review chronicles today the very good news of nine new priests in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. The nine deacons to be ordained priests are as follows: Matthew Barnard, Patrick Driscoll, Brian Hecktor, Michael Houser, Eric Kunz, Edward Nemeth, Kevin Schroeder, James Theby, and Noah Waldman.
These men deserve our prayers for their priestly vocations.
In especially great news, Father Michael Houser will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite on May 25, 2008 at 10 am at St. Francis de Sales Oratory, which is administered by the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest. Deacon Houser has often assisted in Solemn High Mass and other liturgies at the Oratory.
Under the leadership of Archbishop Burke, seminarians in Saint Louis are receiving the liturgical and theological training necessary to celebrate the Extraordinary Form. It is such a positive sign to see the first wave of ordinands making practical use of this training; it bodes very well for the future liturgical health of the Archdiocese.
Congratulations to these men. It would be great to see St. Francis de Sales packed on May 25 to show visible support for the leadership of Archbishop Burke.