Thursday, June 07, 2007

Just call him "Father"

I can't believe I didn't post this already. I specifically waited until Saturday and then ... well, life happened. But this has nothing to do with me. The Diocese of Manchester ordained its latest priest this past Saturday when Deacon Paul Boudreau was ordained to the priesthood. Before the ordination, now-Fr. Boudreau offered the following:

I am so grateful to our Heavenly Father for all that He has done for me and for giving me the grace to serve His people in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ. I pray that through Mary’s intercession, the Lord will use me as His instrument to bring many souls to heaven, and that I can be a positive influence for other men discerning God’s call to the priesthood in their own lives.
The Diocese has put up a slideshow of the ordination. Incidentally, if you look at the front right of slide 12, you'll see my pastor. You'll also see the love our priests have for our Bishop - just as it should be. I have not yet heard where his first assignment will be.