ORDINATIONS - Four priests and three transitional deacons were ordained during Masses at the Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln May 28 and 29. Pictured are (back, from left) Father Mathew Rolling, Father Patrick Barvick, Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz, Father Kenneth Wehrs, Father Steven Thomlison, (front) Deacon Craig Clinch, Deacon Matthew Zimmer and Deacon Adam Sughroue. (Photos courtesy Adrian Bartek)
The newly-ordained priests, shown reading their letters of assignments appointing them to their first parishes, will serve parishes in David City, Lincoln, and Nebraska City.
PROCESS - Fathers Matthew Rolling, Kenneth Wehrs, Patrick Barvick and Steven Thomlison wait to process into the Cathedral of the Risen Christ where they were ordained priests May 29.
CONCELEBRATES - Father Kenneth Wehrs concelebrates Mass after his ordination as a priest May 29
CHRISM - The newly ordained priests wipe the sacred chrism from their hands after they were anointed by Bishop Bruskewitz during the ordination ceremony.
OBEDIENCE - Father Steven Thomlison promises respect and obedience to Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz during the ordination Mass May 29 in the Cathedral of the Risen Christ.
BLESSING - Father Mathew Rolling imparts his priestly blessing to family and friends after the ordination Mass.