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Ordination to the Priesthood: Fathers Avila, Campbell, D'Souza and Jamroz
On May 6, 2017, the Diocese of Hamilton welcomed 4 new priests. Fr. David Avila, Fr. Ross Campbell, Fr. Kevin D'Souza and Fr. Pawel Jamroz were ordained priests at Christ the King Cathedral Basilica in Hamilton by Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI.
The day started with a breakfast celebration among seminarians and a few priests who helped them along their way. Each ordinand had an opportunity to speak about their calling. They spoke about trials in their lives, or people who saw something more in them than what they were doing. They shared touching stories of what those moments meant to them, of what changes they needed to make in their lives to become open to God. Each was filled with emotion at the thought of finally achieving what their hard work had prepared them for.
Let us pray that Jesus may be glorified in the ministry and service of these four new priests and all who serve in the name of Christ the Good Shepherd.