The whole Church in heaven and on earth rejoice!
We would like to congratulate all our brothers in the Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE) who were ordained to the Diaconate and the Priesthood on the Feast of the Visitation, Friday, May 31st, 2013 by the hands of His Eminence Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, DC.
The Mass of Ordination on this Marian feast day was held in “Mary’s House”, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and also marked the fifty-fifth anniversary of Cardinal McCarrick’s own ordination to the priesthood in 1958.
We commend to your prayers those ordained:
- Father Alwin Anbu, IVE
- Father Brian Dinkel, IVE
- Deacon Manuel Ávila, IVE
- Deacon Miguel Córdova, IVE
- Deacon Jonathan Dumlao, IVE
- Deacon Alfredo Quintanilla, IVE
- Deacon Thomas Steinke, IVE
- Deacon Rafael Umaña, IVE
- Deacon Daniel Vitz, IVE
- Deacon Andrew Whiting, IVE and
- Deacon Richard Yevchak, IVE.
We give thanks to God for the great blessing of these two new priests and nine new deacons who are now consecrated for the service of the whole Church as missionaries. May the Eternal High Priest, Jesus Christ, who causes all growth, bless abundantly the sacrifices offered by these men as well as their families who have given their sons to the Lord.