Five men will be ordained to the priesthood this month to serve the Archdiocese of Denver.
Three of them have completed formation at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary—Deacons Gregory Lesher, Joseph McLagan and Erik Vigil Reyes; one at Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary, Deacon Franklin Anastacio Sequeira Treminio; and Deacon Tomasz Strzebonski, from Krakow, Poland, has been in formation at SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake, Mich.
In addition, another three men completing formation at St. John Vianney will be ordained for their respective home dioceses: Deacon Nathaniel Hinds for Colorado Springs, Deacon Joshua Mayer for Gallup, N.M., and Deacon Brian Feller for Sioux City, Iowa.
Nationwide, the total number of potential ordinands for the class of 2015, 595, is up from 477 in 2014 and 497 in 2013, according to a recent Georgetown University-based Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) study.
The Denver ordination, presided by Archbishop Samuel Aquila, will begin at 10 a.m. May 16 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. The liturgy will be available for live viewing online at http://archden.org/livestream.