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15 seminarians commissioned for pastoral ministry assignments

Fifteen seminarians were commissioned for their pastoral ministry assignments at an all-school liturgy Wednesday.

Pictured here with their supervisors, the men accepted a wide range of assignments, including parish work and roles at hospice centers, residences for the elderly and social ministry offices. Their supervisors are clergy or professional parish staff such as pastoral associates or directors of social ministry.

Their student ministry work is an important part of the pastoral formation process. Pastoral formation is one of the four pillars of priestly formation. (The others are human formation, spiritual formation and intellectual formation.)

Those commissioned, and their respective assignments and supervisors are: Nicholas Brown, Gesu Parish Social Ministry Office, Eileen Ciezki; Jeffrey Emitt, Congregation of the Great Spirit, Fr. Ed Cook; Joshua Kaplewski, St. Mary Catholic Faith Community, Jim Beuscher; Anthony Kote-Witah, St. Mary Catholic Faith Community, Brigid O’Donnell; George Kuforiji, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Mable Johnson; Charles (Billy) Massie, Clement Manor, Alice Hatzenbeller; David Orsak, St. Martin of Tours Parish, David Baudry; Armando Ortiz, Latina Resource Center, Benoni Gaud; Raymond Powell, St. Martin of Tours Parish, Fr. Bob Naglich, SCJ; William Roush, St. Clare, Ms. Judee Weber; William Sellers, Prince of Peace, St. Hyacinth & St. Vincent de Paul, Fr. John Montag, SJ; Jack Sidler, Odyssey Health Care, Inc., Stephanie Patrick; Juan Carlos Torres-Chapeta, My Good Mourning Place, Sr. Connie Taylor, SSSF; Julio Cesar Torres Montejo, St. Mary Catholic Faith Community, Tim Winters; Jose Cruz Zapata Torres, St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Sr. Eileen Kazmierowicz.

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