Photos: Priesthood ordinations 2020

Congratulations to our newly ordained priests! Father Thomas Skaja from Annunciation Parish in Mayhew Lake, Father Brady Keller from St. Gall Parish in Tintah; and Father Patrick Hoeft from St. Louis Parish in Paynesville were ordained to the priesthood June 6 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud. Read more about our new priests in the July issue of the Central Minnesota Catholic.

(photos by Dianne Towalski/The Central Minnesota Catholic)

  • After Patrick Hoeft, Brady Keller and Thomas Skaja are presented to Bishop Kettler for ordination, the Bishop explains the responsibilities they are about to accept. “With your priesthood ordination, you enter a life-long ministry as teacher, as priest and as shepherd,” he said. “You are instruments of faith, hope, of unity and of healing for individuals, for families, for communities and very importantly today for our world.”


  • Bishop Kettler speaks to the candidates.

Author: Dianne Towalski

Dianne Towalski is a multimedia reporter for The Central Minnesota Catholic Magazine.

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