You Are Invited! Ordination Will Be Open to the Public
By Penny Wiegert, Editor
May 16, 2024
ROCKFORD—Grant Eldred Colborn and Jeffrey Grant Filipski are scheduled to be ordained priests for the Diocese of Rockford on June 1 at the Cathedral of St. Peter. Also at this most sacred Mass will be the ordination of two men, Ryan Glenn Nooraee and Ian Andre Ordoñez Herrera, to the transitional diaconate.
The ordination Mass will begin at 11 a.m. in the Cathedral at 1243 North Church Street and be followed by a light reception in the the Cathedral Fellowship Hall and Gymnasium.
Father Jack Reichardt, diocesan director of vocations, issued an open invitation last week through the parishes of the diocese. 
“This year, the ordinations are not ticketed and are open to all the faithful of the diocese. It would be so beautiful to have a full Cathedral and support these young men entering the diaconate and priesthood,” Father Reichardt said in his email invitation to parishes.
In addition to attending in person, Catholics are also invited to join in the ordination via live stream on the diocesan Facebook page and on the diocesan YouTube Channel.  The priests-to-be will be profiled in the May 24 issue of The Observer and coverage of the ordination Mass will be featured in the June 7 issue.
For questions or more information about ordination or the priesthood contact the Office of Vocations at [email protected]
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