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Denver native ordained Holy Cross priest

Deacon Patrick Reidy, a Colorado native who grew up attending Thomas More Parish in Centennial, was ordained to the priesthood April 26 at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of the University of Notre Dame by Fort Wayne-South Bend Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades. Father Reidy, son of Jean and Michael Reidy of Greenwood Village, will celebrate Mass at his home parish of St. Thomas More 10:30 a.m. May 25.

In his priestly ministry, he will continue to serve as rector of Keough Hall and with the Office of Campus Ministry at Notre Dame.

“I want to assist students not only in recognizing and developing their own gifts, but also in discovering their lives’ deepest longing: to become the men and women that God created them to be,” he said.

During formation, Father Reidy coordinated student leadership development programs and retreats, conducted marriage preparation programs, directed student mentoring groups, served as a hospital chaplain, and helped with the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s in divinity. He entered formation with Holy Cross as a postulant in 2008; made his first profession of vows in 2010, and professed perpetual vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, and committed himself to the common life and apostolic work of the Congregation of Holy Cross Sept. 7, 2013.

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